“INTERWOVEN STORIES”: Artist/activist Diana Weymar will give an artist talk on July 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Arts Council of Princeton’s Taplin Gallery, where her community stitching project, “Interwoven Stories,” is on display.
The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) will host Diana Weymar for an artist talk on Monday, July 11 at 5:30 p.m. in its Taplin Gallery. Artist-activist Weymar (Princeton ’91) is the creator of “Interwoven Stories,” a community stitching project on view in the ACP’s Taplin Gallery.
The talk will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend. Visit artscouncilofprinceton.org for free registration.
Weymar facilitated “Interwoven Stories” as the ACP’s 2016 artist-in-residence, creating a special dialogue within the Princeton community. Each stitcher received a blank fabric page to tell a story through their memories, honor beloved family or friends, or return home to a favorite place through needle and thread. The response to this project exceeded organizers’ wildest expectations. Each page spoke to the generosity, diversity, spirit, commitment, and creativity of the community and ultimately, more than a hundred completed pages were donated to “Interwoven Stories 2016” and displayed in the Taplin Gallery to mark the culmination of her residency.
After taking the project international beginning in 2018, Weymar brought it home this past spring to Princeton to give past participants the opportunity to revisit their previous works and invite new stitchers to get involved. Stitchers from around the country signed up to add their voice to this collective exhibition, resulting in more than 300 pages on view in the Taplin Gallery through July 11. This 2022 exhibition is the final chapter for “Interwoven Stories” and the pages will be collected into a future publication available for purchase through the ACP.
Weymar is the creator and curator of Tiny Pricks Project in addition to “Interwoven Stories” and several other public art projects. She has exhibited her projects internationally in addition to daily posting of work on the @tinypricksproject Instagram account. The Tiny Pricks Project physical collection is over 5,000 pieces. In addition to collaborating with writers, artists, journalists, photographers, and politicians, Weymar has worked with nonprofits on a variety of humanitarian issues. View more of her work on Instagram at @dianaweymar and @tinypricksproject.
The ACP is located at 102 Witherspoon Street. For more information, visit artscouncilofprinceton.org or call (609) 924-8777.