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Family Studio: Weaving Together

Sat, Apr 20 | 11:00–3:00



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  • Free; no registration required

Photograph of a tabletop upon which rests a small woven artwork in progress made of strips of vibrant cloth. One hand pulls the center strip through threads wound around a cardboard base.

Experience a vibrant world of color, texture, and pattern with textile artist Melissa Leandro. In this drop-in program, you and your family can collaborate on a large-scale tapestry project inspired by the exhibition Threaded Visions: Contemporary Weavings From the Collection.

All materials will be provided.

about the artist

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Melissa Leandro (b. 1989, Miami, FL) is a Chicago-based artist working between drawing, painting, and textiles. Leandro has been awarded the Artadia Award (2021), the Craft Fellowship Grant, from the Illinois Arts Council (2020), the Wingate Artist Fellowship from Vermont Studio Center Residency (2019), among other fellowships and residencies.

She has had recent solo exhibitions at the University Club of Chicago, Union League Club of Chicago, Rockford University, and the Wright Museum of Art. Recent group exhibitions include DePaul Art Museum and the Arts Club of Chicago. Leandro’s work can be found in public and private collections including the Federal Reserve of Chicago, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Progressive Insurance, the Estée Lauder Companies, New York, Brown Legacy Group, and Hyatt Hotels Corporation.


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