Community Weave Event
Kira Dominguez Hultgren
Jay Street, across from Proctor's Theater
Saturday, April 23rd 2022, 10am-3pm
The Community Weave is designed to be a catalyst for high-impact co-creation. There will be demonstrations and opportunities to participate in a large unique loom weaving led by guest social practice artist Kira Dominguez Hultgren who on Friday afternoon will be demonstrating a "human loom" as part of the Social Practice Artists panel. The Community Weave is a space to engage community and area attendees while gathering ideas and enthusiasm for a future larger-scale Community Weave at a later date in Schenectady. There will be a complimentary educational component with invited individuals and organizations, such as the Hudson Mohawk Weavers Guild, who will provide information on various weaving traditions, along with others who will be sharing information on sustainability in the textile industry.
About the Artist
Kira Dominguez Hultgren (b. 1980) is a U.S.-based artist and educator. She studied French postcolonial theory and literature at Princeton University, and performance and fine arts in Río Negro, Argentina. With a dual-degree MFA/MA in Fine Arts and Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts, her research interests include material and embodied rhetorics, re-storying material culture, and weaving as a performative critique of the visual. Dominguez Hultgren has exhibited her work at the de Young Museum, headlined Untitled, ART SF, and was featured in Architectural Digest. She has had two solo shows with Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco, where she is represented, and her first solo museum show at the San Jose Museum of Quilt and Textile. Her fellowships and residencies include the Headlands Center for the Arts, Facebook, and Gensler Architecture. Dominguez Hultgren is part-time faculty at SAIC in Fiber and Material Studies.