Textile artist Sophia Munic will explore improvisational quilting as a site to piece the body, and how this can materialize gender euphoria as an Artist-in-Residence July 16-30, 2023.
Lanesboro Arts is proud to present textile artist Sophia Munic as they explore improvisational quilting as a site to piece the body, and how this can materialize gender euphoria as the Lanesboro Arts Artist in Residence from July 16 to July 30, 2023.
Sophia will spend their two weeks in residence to make a new quilt top for another large scale quilt, and then lead some workshops around improvisational quilting as a site to explore identity. The workshops will ask participants to bring their own materials that are sentimental to them that they are comfortable transforming into a quilted object.
The general public can participate throughout the residency in a variety of ways, starting with the Welcome Potluck on Tuesday, July 18th. Opportunities for engagement during the residency also include opportunities to join improvisational quilt-making workshops, as well as the Capstone Work-in-Progress Showing at Sylvan Brewing. Throughout the residency, Sophia will interact and meet the community in a variety of locations and opportunities around town. All are welcome to join for any of the free public events happening.
NOTE: two events have been rescheduled for Saturday, August 26th due to unforeseen circumstances. See below for the updated list of events.
- Tuesday, July 18th 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Welcome Potluck for Sophia Munic at Sons of Norway Lodge
- Saturday, July 22nd: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Improvisational Quilting as Stitching Identity Workshop at Cheryl’s Fabric Garden
- RESCHDULED to Saturday, August 26th: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Improvisational Quilting as Stitching Identity Workshop (Continued) at Cheryl’s Fabric Garden
- RESCHEDULED to Saturday, August 26th, 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Capstone / Work-in-Progress Happy Hour Showing at location TBA
About Sophia Munic
Sophia Munic (they/them) recontextualizes traditional sewing and quilting techniques through soft sculptures that consider the ideas of comfort, memory, and gender through a queer lens. As an emerging artist motivated by fiber arts and social practice, they are investigating how these two fields can facilitate community that uplifts LGBTQIA voices. With their work, they are exploring a visual language to abstract patterns to discuss gender beyond the binary. Based in Minneapolis, they have participated in shows and residencies throughout Minnesota and Washington State. Sophia is currently working on a series of quilts, Hankerin’, exploring the intersection of cowboy aesthetics, queer desire, and stitching gender. To read a full artist statement visit their artist website.