Project Description

Artist in Residence Lecture: Cynthia Alberto

Please note: This lecture will be held virtually using Zoom Webinar. Pre-registration is required.

In conjunction with the fall 2020 exhibition, From the Ground Up: Peters Valley School of Craft, we are offering three free virtual artist lectures featuring each of the resident artists who will be in our 1st floor galleries October through December. Each artist has a connection with Peters Valley School of Craft and will be sharing with the public how the organization has shaped their careers, as well as describe their artistic process and current and upcoming projects. This program is free to attend but pre-registration is required to receive the link.

An artist, designer, and founder of the Brooklyn-based Weaving and Healing arts studio Weaving Hand, Cynthia Alberto seeks to bridge traditional and contemporary weaving techniques, drawing inspiration from ancient communities of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Her artwork, performances, and public weaving projects honor traditional and artisanal techniques while also incorporating unconventional materials and a zero-waste philosophy. Throughout her artwork and teaching, Alberto continuously explores the many intersections between weaving and healing, as well as craft and sustainability.

Learn more about Cynthia by visiting her website,

This program was made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support for this exhibition was provided by the Windgate Foundation, and the Marie and John Zimmermann Fund.

This lectures will be taking place virtually over Zoom, so please make sure that you tune in with a device that has a functional speaker.

  • Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, October 24

  • Tuition: Registration for this workshop is free but pre-registration is required to receive the link to the lecture.