MILWAUKEE, Wis. (May 22, 2020) – Fiber artist Amanda Browder will be coming to Milwaukee this summer to create a unique, large-scale fabric public art installation to kick-off summer arts activity in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.
On Saturday, June 20 at 11 a.m., Amanda Browder (M.A. and M.F.A. UW-Madison, now in Brooklyn, NY) will formally unveil her giant, sewn fabric sculpture entitled “Togetherness” on the former Miller Brewing tied house building at 266 E. Erie St. The sculpture will adorn the building through July 5.
“Togetherness” uses fabric donated from the Milwaukee area, as well as other parts of Wisconsin. (Fabric donation information is included at the end of this release.)
Traditionally, Browder collaborates with a cross-section of community volunteers to create the large-scale fabric installation pieces, via public sewing sessions. “Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 and the pandemic, I am not able to hold my traditional public sewing days for this project,” said Browder.
“Even though I am not able to collaborate/sew/pin/laugh with the public during the making of this project, I feel connected to the citizens of Milwaukee and Wisconsin through working with the fabrics that were donated,” said Browder. “The histories and love are embedded, and the patterns, designs and remnants will be reminders of home, family, warmth, friendship, and hope.”