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Need a bit of LGBT-related distraction from all the sad events this week? This month is your last chance to see Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community at Boston Center for the Arts (BCA). The group exhibit features 26 artists from four continents with one scope: to use, transform, reinvent fiber and textile craft materials to give them a queer twist.
Curator John Chaich found a mix of artworks ranging from 1955 to 2016. "(The show) is loaded with gender connotations, feminist herstories, and tactile experiences," he writes in his exhibition notes. "The featured works utilize handicraft--including crochet, embroidery, knitting, macrame, quilting and sewing--as a platform for examining tastes, roles and relationships socialized within and around gay and lesbian culture, as well as the bodies, cultures, and spaces that shape us.
Now in its third year after a debut at New York's Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Queer Threads is both a fun exploration of contemporary art and a multi-sensory experience, and epitomizes the creative strength of our community.
'Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community' runs through July 10th at Boston Center for the Arts. See a list of related programming at BCAonline.org
Photo: Melissa Blackall Photography