I am so happy to invite you to Weaving it Together, an intergenerational community weaving workshop this Sunday, Nov. 15th at Queens Museum. I am so honored to collaborate with My Baryo, My Borough and Weaving Hand to present and share the rich artistic and weaving traditions from the Philippines.
For this event, I created an illustrated coloring pages based on patterns and motifs from varied weaving traditions and practices of peoples across the Philippine archipelago. The fish pattern above is from the Tausug people in Sulu, Eastern Philippines where underwater life is an important motif. Tausug means people (tau) of the sea current (sug) referring to the Sulu islands, their homeland.
There will be opportunities to explore textile from the Philippines, learn traditional weaving practices, interact, and share stories with family, friends, and neighbors. Hope to see you there!
About the Organizers:
My Baryo, My Borough uses art and creativity to celebrate the Filipino/Filipino-American community in Queens, NY. Through public art programs and creative story sharing, we welcome the broader NYC community in celebrating Queens through the Filipino / Filipino American lens. Central to the project is a community-based oral history collection intended to document and share the local history of the Filipino Community in Queens, NY. The project will culminate in a multidisciplinary public sharing of the collected stories.
*This project was commissioned by The Laundromat Project's Create Change program to commissioned artist Claro de los Reyes.
Weaving Hand embraces global weaving traditions, fosters working partnerships with an international community of weavers, and operates as a healing arts center. By engaging with artists from both historic weaving, traditional and contemporary fiber arts, Weaving Hand celebrates a fusion of ideas and techniques through travel, studio classes, workshops, outreach programs and exhibitions. As a healing arts center, Weaving Hand uses weaving as a creative tool to enhance a range of development programs for children and adults with intellectual, emotional and physical disabilities.
PJ Gubatina Policarpio is a community arts engager: curator, programmer, and educator. He brings creativity and passion in making art accessible for everyone, creating multiple opportunities for meaningful connections between communities and institutions, especially addressing a diverse, multilingual, and multicultural audience. Central to his practice is promoting diversity, inclusivity and cultural understanding through experiences and interactions with art. PJ's expertise in museum education, curatorial project management, artist relations, event production, and programming has advanced a dynamic roster of artists and collaborators as well as institutions such as Brooklyn Museum, Cool Culture, Filipino American Museum, Queens Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art. Born in the Philippines and raised in San Francisco, Bay Area, he is currently based in Queens, New York.