Sunday, October 18, 2009

A-ROOM-A-LOOM October 21st 6-10pm


Wednesday October 21, 2009 – 6-10pm

Cairo is thrilled and proud to announce the opening ceremony of A-ROOM-A-LOOM, a traveling community interactive woven installation, project established by artist Julia Sherman.

Come help WEAVE! At the opening reception, Wednesday October 21, 6-10pm, & Cairo doors will be open the following weekend October 24 & 25, 12-6 pm. Please email to set up other weave times on week nights and for the following week! Please bring materials to weave*

Description: A-Room-A-Loom is a site-specific weaving experiment. With consideration for the architecture of the gallery, the loom uses the building’s walls to turn a room into a simple machine. With the loom spanning the width and breadth of the space, approx 6 feet x 14 feet, viewers are invited to become a part of the woven field! This loom is a very simple incarnation of what can be a very complex craft, and people are thrilled to have the opportunity to pick up the basics so quickly and with so little pressure. Anyone can be taught how to weave on the A-Room-A-Loom in a matter of minutes. Participants often form new friendships while sharing stories about the materials they bring in.

Past A-Room-A-Looms at Workspace in Los Angeles and Copy Gallery in Philadelphia have generated a curiosity for weaving and empowered the viewer to co-create a large-scale artistic project, via basic hands on interaction. *Some past materials that used have been: Dog fur, weeds from a neighbor’s garden, a blanket from distant travels, bubble wrap, the yellow pages, an ex-girlfriend’s pajamas, John Baldessari’s toilet paper, audio cassette tape, and tons of old clothes. The possibilities are endless!

It is super easy to learn! And super fun to do! Bring any and all materials you can think of, and let’s weave A-ROOM-A-LOOM at Cairo!

A-ROOM-A-LOOMs have been built in several cities, including Providence, Chicago, Nashville, Los Angeles, Vancouver-BC, Philadelphia, & New York. These pieces will take part in a large exhibition, as a group of woven A-ROOM-A-LOOMs.


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For more information, please contact Justine Ashbee and Joel Leshefka at email: