Knitted Art: Upending Expectations – 1/22 (Wed)

When: Wednesday, January 22nd from 6:30-8 pm

Artists have used knitting to make serious art since the first abstract wall panels of the 1960s.  They pushed boundaries with monumental sculptures in the 1980s.  Knitted art challenges gender stereotypes, conceptions of domesticity, and mass consumerism.  See how today’s knit artists combine yarn and humor to explore people, climate change, and society in this illustrated talk by Eve Jacobs-Carnahan at the Waterbury Library on Wednesday, January 22nd from 6:30-8 pm.

Eve Jacobs-Carnahan makes mixed media knitted sculpture.  Her knitted art has won national and regional awards and is included in Lela Nargi’s survey of knitted art, Astounding Knits! 101 Spectacular Knitted Creations and Daring Feats (Voyageur Press 2011).  She is an active blogger and shares her enthusiasm for knitted arts in talks.  To sample her work and read her blogs, go to evejacobs-carnahan.com