Opening: Friday, Apr 29, 2022 7:30 – 9 pm
Friday, Apr 29 – Jun 11, 2022

1957 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL 60035


April 29-June 11, 2022

Benefit event: April 29, 2022, 7pm


Fiber-Fashion-Feminism is a deftly curated exhibit of fiber artists from all over the country. Curator Caren Helene Rudman reached out to some prominent names in the genre, notably Anne Wilson, a Chicago-based artist in the Art Institute of Chicago Art Institute’s Fiber & Material Studies Department and a leader in the field. Each of the nine selected artists, Nneka Kai, Jennifer Markowitz, Laura Morrison, Marty Ornish, Maria Pinto, Nirmal Raja, Katrin Schnabl, Yana Schnitzler, Ginny Sykes, bring a unique perspective to the work. Fiber Art—the ‘next big thing’—will be on display from April 29th through June 11th.

The Art Center’s 62nd Birthday Party, made all the more important because it will be a return to a fully live and in-person event is inspired by the theme of the exhibit:  ‘Common Thread.’

Along with a fashion show, passed appetizers, cocktails, desserts, skill demonstration by art faculty instructions, and the return of DJ Tess handling the music, it will include a fashion show featuring the designs of Maria Pinto, designer for Michelle Obama, and Katrin Schnabl, designer, artist, and educator, currently chair of the fashion department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Monica Pedersen, interior designer and former host of several HGTV programs will be the event’s guest host. 


Tickets go on sale Friday, March 25th

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