Collaborative making with the artist
In-person gathering at Monterey Museum of Art October 2, 10am.
Textile artist Catherine Reinhart cultivates care for cloth and community through slow stitching and quilting. Participants will be led in a quilt restoration project over the course of four virtual sessions followed by one in-person gathering.
Catherine’s Collective Mending Sessions is a series of socially engaged workshops centered around repairing and creating a cooperative piece of fiber art. Expect her to shepherd group-led discussion bolstered by infusions of skill-sharing, poetry, and writing prompts. Reflection on topics from repair culture to work equity to living a creative life — and the intersections between them — will be offered contemplative and actionable space, informed by the central question: “How do we mend our communities?”
In order to foster relationships and discourse, this workshop is limited to 29 people. Prior to the sessions, registrants will be mailed all the supplies required for participation. At the culmination of the sessions, participants are asked to return their finished works to Catherine to be reassembled as part of the series’ whole.
Participants are asked to commit to all five sessions and have basic sewing and/or embroidery skills. Beginning stitchers are encouraged to participate in the Make & Mend series.
Interdisciplinary artist Catherine Reinhart received her BFA in Integrated Studio Arts Printmaking and Fiber in 2008 from Iowa State University. In 2021, she completed her MFA in Textiles from the University of Kansas. Catherine received the Surface Design Association’s Personal Development Grant in 2015, and Art Project grants from the Iowa Arts Council in 2016 and 2019. Her work is included in the Southern Graphics Council Print Collection and Archives at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi and the Print Department Permanent Collect in Kyoto, Japan. Catherine served as a selected panelist on “Visualizing Place: A Conversation with Visiting Artists Featured in the Power of Place”, Power of Place: KU Alumni Exhibition at the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS and “Figuring it Out: Truths of Being Successful” held in conjunction with the Surface Design Association’s 2019 Conference & Future Tense 2019 exhibition in St. Louis, MO. Her work was included in the 2015 Surface Design Journal. Reinhart has attended several invitational artist residencies including the 2018 Pentaculum at the Arrowmont School for Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN. She was recently awarded the 2020 Iowa Artist Fellowship.