In “Seams to be Constructed,” artist-in-residence Margery Amdur, Professor of Painting, will transform the Stedman Gallery at Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts into an artist studio and laboratory throughout a three-month exhibition. Amdur creates immersive textile installations composed of digitally printed designs that are cut and sewn using traditional and experimental techniques, hung on the wall as tapestries, and shaped into reliefs and wearable art.
The public has an opportunity to engage with the installation via a series of hands-on community workshops led by established women artists. This project is a part of (re)FOCUS, a collaboration of institutions and organizations in the Philadelphia region taking place from January - May 2024 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Philadelphia Focuses on Women in the Visual Arts.
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.*
Free and open to the public.
Visit https://rcca.camden.rutgers.edu/visit/ for visitor information.
*Please view Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts website and social media for updates in the event of university-wide holidays and other closures.
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 17th, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Join us at the Stedman Gallery, Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts for the opening of our newest exhibition: Seams to be Constructed. Throughout a three-month exhibition, artist Margery Amdur will develop an immersive textile installation. This gallery reception is free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be provided. Afterwards, there will be a “Romantic Harp” concert by Symphony in C in the adjacent Gordon Theater at 8 p.m. Purchase Symphony in C tickets.
Closing and Artist Talk: Thursday, April 11th, 5 to 7 p.m.
Talk 5 to 6 p.m. in FA 110, Reception 6 to 7 p.m. in Stedman Gallery, free and open to the public.
Join us for our series of free intensive workshops in the Stedman Gallery as a part of our exhibition, Seams to be Constructed by Margery Amdur. Participants will get hands-on experience with a variety of artistic processes led by established women artists. Workshops will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, and lunch will be provided. Space is limited.
Saturday, February 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., led by Shelby Donnelly
Join Philadelphia artist Shelby Donnelly in an exploration of the power and potential of material. Participants will reimagine existing fibers by delving into their physical properties, histories, and infuse new meaning into the old and discarded. Materials will be provided, but participants are also encouraged to bring their own scraps of fabric from home (whether old clothes, curtains, or tablecloths).
Saturday, March 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., led by Lavett Ballard
This workshop includes a short lecture and PowerPoint presentation highlighting storytelling through mixed media collage with the use of historical imagery. Participants will learn about the discovery and use of historical images, observe a demonstration and view artwork made by the artist instructor. A hands-on session follows, covering the use of mixed media collage including examples of methods and projects.
Saturday, March 23 (Arts Day), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., led by “Diaja” Ceres Henry*
Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., led by Renata Merrill*
*Registration for March 23rd and April 6th will open in March