Sep 18th 2022

Weaving Workshop with Bryana Bibbs

@ 1100 Florence Gallery

1100 Florence Ave., Evanston, IL 60202

Opening Sunday, September 18th, from 2PM - 4PM

On view through Monday, September 19th

Meet Bryana and learn about the techniques of handweaving on a cardboard loom. It is encouraged that participants bring their own non-traditional weaving materials to work with (ex. Ties, tees, plastic bags, paper, etc.)

The Weaving Workshop will be September 18, 2-4pm at 1100 Florence Gallery. $15/per person, 25 person limit, RSVP via link

On exhibit at the gallery this January is Bibbs’ solo show, (un)disclosed, an exhibition of select Fall 2020 Journal Series weavings. These weavings are an alternative to handwritten journals that document Bibbs’ day-to-day life through the intuitive use of color, textures, and material.

(un)disclosed with Bryana Bibbs, Journal Series weavings, on Exhibit at 1100 Florence Gallery, September 2022

Bryana Bibbs (b. 1991) is a Chicago-based textile artist, painter, and art educator who earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Fiber and Material Studies at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work comes from her struggles with depression, anxiety, relationships, self-validation, and how to deal with everyday occurrences. She is the founder of The We Were Never Alone Project – A Weaving Workshop for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence, a 2021 – 2022 Chicago Artist Coalition HATCH Residency Artist, and serves on the Surface Design Association’s Education Committee. Bryana’s work has been on view in Brooklyn, New York, Chicago, Illinois, and Evanston, Illinois.

My art practice is about struggles with mental health, acceptance, relationships, and other daily experiences. I tell these stories using an intuitive process that uses color, material (traditional and non-traditional), texture, and mark-making. Telling stories about trauma and mental health aren’t always the easiest to do based on the stigmas in our society, but being able to use the repetitious techniques of hand-carding, hand-spinning, and weaving as a form of cathartic release has allowed me to share these stories with viewers.

See more of Bibbs’ work and process
Instagram: @bryanabibbs
Instagram: @thewewereneveraloneproject

Gallery Hours
•Wednesdays 5-8P
•Saturdays & Sundays 12-5P

By Appointment (847)544-8205
1100 Florence Ave. Evanston, IL 60202



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