Thirty-One Days of Experimentation and Collaboration
For 31 days in March, contemporary artists from across the U.S. will come to the Art & History Museums – Maitland (A&H) to create new works and engage the public in the creative process. In the spirit of experimentation and collaboration in modern art, Art31 is a series of exhibits and happenings that honor A&H’s history as the Research Studio, which welcomed a handful of notable artists from the northeast each winter from 1937-1959, allowing them to practice new artistic styles.
The centerpiece exhibition of Art31: Fiber, on view March 2 – April 22, 2018 in the Maitland Art Center galleries, features works by Alisha McCurdy, Hye Shin, and Carrie Sieh. This group of internationally recognized artists creates with cloth, paper, and other fibrous materials, and use traditional techniques like stitching, quilting, and crocheting, in innovative and provocative ways to engage with their environments. Also featured during Art31 2018 are local artists Jack Fields and Suzanne Oberholtzer.