Date(s) - 12/09/2022 - 12/10/2022
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) presents two events in connection with “(de)composed,” an exhibit of realistic sculptures by Judith Klausner depicting “ruined” items like moldy bread, a sprouted potato, and a blob of jam surrounded by ants. On Friday, December 9, Klausner will discuss the exhibit with its curator, BMAC Director of Exhibitions Sarah Freeman. On Saturday, December 10, Klausner will present a workshop on repairing moth holes in sweaters using moth-shaped patches.
“Often when something has ‘gone bad,’ it gives rise to something new, but it can be hard to appreciate new growth in the shadow of our disappointment,” Klausner writes in a statement accompanying the exhibit. “I like the idea of spending hours meticulously crafting something that most people think of as ruined.”
- During their conversation at BMAC on Friday, December 9, at 7 p.m., Klausner and Freeman will discuss the exhibit “(de)composed,” its themes, and Klausner’s use of non-traditional materials. The in-person talk is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Register at brattleboromuseum.org or 802-257-0124 x101.
- On Saturday, December 10, at 2 p.m, Klausner will present a workshop on using needle-felted moth patches to repair moth holes in sweaters. The Moth-Mending Workshop is for adults and children 10 and up. Children must have the supervision of a guardian. Admission is $50 ($45 for BMAC members). Mending materials will be provided; bring your own sweater. Space is limited for this in-person event. Register at brattleboromuseum.org or 802-257-0124 x101.