With Rachel Meginnes
$15 - Doors open at 7:30
“Cloth stains, tears, fades, and wears out, absorbing and recording our use over time. Layered into the folds are our own life experiences.” Rachel Meginnes
Join Rachel Meginnes as she chronicles the making of her work and the development of her career from weaver to artist. Having recently completed a series of work which repurposes the inside cotton battings of vintage quilts into contemporary paintings for the wall, Rachel shares with us her deconstructive, mixed media processes while discussing her beliefs in artistic growth and vulnerability.
Working with discarded textiles, Rachel questions our collective understanding of function and suggests alternative ways of defining the term craft. Alongside these more provocative topics, Rachel will share tips on overcoming fear and failure and maintaining momentum in the studio. Follow along as she peels the layers back, revealing her inner motivations for making work and for helping others discover how to do the same.
Rachel will also teach a workshop.
Rachel Meginnes is an artist and educator committed to the idea that art creates more fulfilling lives. With 20 years of experience in the studio and classroom, Rachel finds that individual strength develops from the ability to dream, propose, commit, create, and share our work with others. She believes that the artistic process directly reflects our broader search for human success and enables us to generate the tools we need to thrive.
Rachel has taught all ages and levels. She has operated her own business for the past 12 years and understands art from the perspective of artist, dealer, and buyer. Her work may be found in corporate, museum, school, and private collections in the USA and around the world. Rachel holds a BA in art from Earlham College and an MFA from the University of Washington. She currently lives and works in western North Carolina.