Saturday, January 30, 2010

Graffiti-stitched armchairs in Tiburon Art Auction for Haiti

The Sampler Culture Clash yellow armchairs have been beautifully graffiti-stitched, creating a unique archive of the Open Source Embroidery exhibition at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco. Audiences were invited to listen to the Sampler Collective A-Z Audio recordings whilst they stitched. The sewing was inspired by a compilation of song, poetry, spoken and electronic sounds and beats celebrates the many different facets of embroidery, from the personal words of the stitcher and the sounds of sewing, to the history of the sampler and Canan Purple Dye. The expressive embroidery has created multicoloured personal tags and warm messages of hope combined with pixelated and freestyle stitches. Some of the words are confidently stitched versions of early programmed texts such as 'Hello World'; others are more discreetly hidden messages such as  'Happy Bday to Me' embroidered on the back of one of the chairs. Even an English penny has been sewn to the backseat of one chair, asking for your thoughts in return.

These exquisitely unique chairs will be auctioned in aid of the Haiti Earthquake Appeal at Tiburon near San Francisco, on Feb 19th details below:

On February 21st the city of Tiburon will host an auction at the Tiburon Town Hall to benefit earthquake survivors of Haiti. There will be a silent auction of art and wine followed by a live art auction. The auctioneer is the well known curator Ted Cohen.

The auction will include contemporary and traditional painting and sculpture, fine crafts from Bay Area artists and folk art. In addition, the silent auction will include a selection of interesting wines.

100% of proceeds will be donated to the following charity organizations:
American Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, Partners in Health and Unicef. These organizations are instrumental in the current emergency as well as the massive reconstruction effort that must begin in the near future.

Sunday February 21st
Silent Auction 12- 4.30pm / Live Auction 5.00pm
Tiburon Town Hall, 1505 Tiburon Blvd
Payment by check only please.

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