To Do · A Mending Project was conceived by artists Michelle Montjoy, Anna O’Cain, and Siobhán Arnold, in response to the escalation of political, social, and economic tensions in the United States that have increased a sense of divisiveness within our culture.
These artists will organize and teach a series of workshops on topics ranging from traditional, domestic, and repair tasks to movement, breathing, and sound. While the act of repair is within their own artistic practices, they have also sought the support of their community, asking other artists, repairers, and activists to share their knowledge.
As an act of generosity and deep empathy, these artists create an environment in which one can learn a new skill, repair a treasured garment, and create a safe space for participants to find healing in the act of speaking with others and building community. The project is inspired by domestic practices such as weaving circles, group sewing, and reading clubs, often comprised of women working to create supportive communities that enrich and transform society. Following this tradition, these artists hope to invite others to participate in civic actions.
The Fayman Gallery will function as a relational space bringing together diverse individuals to demonstrate the potential of communication and collaboration as a political force. From June 20 to September 22, 2019, To Do · A Mending Project will hold free workshops focused on acts of repair. Visit MCASD's Events page for the full list of programs.
This exhibition is on view at MCASD’s galleries at 1001 Kettner Blvd. Hours are 11 AM-5 PM Thursday through Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.