Opens Friday, November 5, 2021; 6PM
Craftivism brings together three installations, It’s Nice to Meet Me and Exodus by artist and activist Shannon Downey, and Badass Herstory. Founded by Downey, Badass Herstory is a global community project that inspires women and gender non-binary folks to share their stories through fiber art. Craftivism is an amalgamation of Downey’s passions, ideals, values, truths, complexities, and confessions embroidered to explore and strengthen an understanding of self, and what it means to take positive action both for yourself and others.
Shop local, shop Liberty! National Liberty Museum (NLM) invites you to a unique holiday shopping experience — one that makes a difference. Inspired by this exhibition, the Craftivism Holiday Marketplace supports local artists and makers who are promoting positive change with enlightened, handcrafted and sustainable gifts. The Marketplace opens on Friday, November 26th with a special cocktail hour so you can shop and sip as you support your local artists and favorite museum.
Featured artists include:
Two Minds Press/Felicia Blow
Felicia is a designer, screen printer and illustrator based in Philadelphia. She started Two Minds in 2018, creating original hand-printed apparel, accessories and prints around themes of emotionality, wordplay, social justice and radical joy.
Brujologie/Richie Wilde Lopez
Richie Wilde Lopez (he/him) is a gay, Latino, self-taught embroidery and fiber artist and published writer who lives and works in Philadelphia. His colorful textile pieces pay homage to his homeland of Puerto Rico. His distinctive personal style emanates queer joy while expressing the vibrant spirit and atmosphere of the Caribbean culture.
Jaz Morse is a Black queer Jamaican artist based in Philadelphia. She recently began her art career in 2020 and loves to create vibrant art that incorporate people of color and queer folks.
Featuring screen printers, embroiderers, potters, and more, the Marketplace invites you to put liberty into action by buying local and supporting Philadelphia artists and makers who are promoting positive change through sustainable practices and representation. As you are shop for the perfect items this year, stop by 321 Chestnut Street for unique, handcrafted, and enlightened gifts. The holiday market will open with a special event on Friday, November 26th – enjoy a cocktail while you shop from 12:30PM- 5PM.
Since the NLM’s founding, a major component of our work has been our series of annual awards programs honoring the everyday heroes who live among us. This exhibition celebrates teachers, students, police officers, firefighters & first-responders, and healthcare professionals who have demonstrated extraordinary courage and made a difference in the lives of others.
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