Take Care of One Another

During her artist residency as part of our upcoming exhibition, “From the Ground Up: Peters Valley School of Craft” fiber artist and activist Cynthia Alberto will weave on a tapestry titled, “Take Care of One Another.”

In this project, Alberto has asked the Hunterdon Art Museum community to share messages of healing. Written on strips of textile, these messages of hope will join together in a woven tapestry that is a metaphor and an act of community solidarity.

Please consider submitting a message of healing and come to see Cynthia Alberto working on October 4, 10, 17, and 24 in the 1st-floor gallery from 11 am – 5 pm.

We look forward to having you be part of this work.

Submit a Message of Healing

 

About Cynthia Alberto

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.

Alberto has led various collaborative weaving events at institutions including the Museum of Arts and Design, Cooper Hewitt, Barnard College, Pratt Institute, Queens Museum, and Ace Hotel, just to name a few. 

The Dan River Weaving Award, Peters Valley Craft Center Art Educator Scholarship, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Museum of Arts and Design – Open Studio Artist Residency, and Ace Hotel Artist in Residence are among her many awards and accolades. 

Learn more about Cynthia Alberto by visiting her website

Programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Geraldine R. Dodge FoundationHolt Family FoundationHunterdon County Cultural & Heritage CommissionThe Large Foundation, and other corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Hunterdon Art Museum is a wheelchair accessible space. Publications are available in large print. Patrons who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired may contact the Museum through the New Jersey Relay Service at (TTY) 1 (800) 852-7899

Exhibition Credits

This exhibition 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. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or NJCH.  Additional support for this exhibition was provided by the Windgate Foundation, the Marie and John Zimmermann Fund. The exhibition catalogue was funded by the Windgate Foundation and John Sheridan and Andrea DuFlon.