March 2019 at Arlington Arts Center

By Editorial Team on March 11, 2019
Backstrap loom weaving with Steven Frost. Photo credit: Supernova Photography.

Artist Talk with Rachel Schmidt
Thursday / March 14 / 6:30 to 8:30pm
Join former AAC resident artist Rachel Schmidt for a discussion of her work, including the development of Distort Displace, currently installed on AAC’s lawn. Distort Displace reflects Rachel Schmidt’s ongoing exploration of future landscapes, climate change, and artificial habitats, as well as her interest in our response to the drastic changes human activity has brought about in the natural environment.

Our Stories of Migration with Natalia Nakazawa*
Saturday / March 16 / 1 to 3pm
In her interactive project Our Stories of Migration, Natalia Nakazawa explores human movement through art objects and storytelling. In this workshop, participants are invited to embroider their own ancestral, present, and future paths onto the surface of a world map tapestry, which has been constructed with open source digital images mined from online museum collections. Additionally, visitors draw their own maps – which are continuously added to an animated archive – and write responses to the question: “What does it mean to be a global citizen?”. Our Stories of Migration is a free program that will begin with a short conversation between the artist and curator Blair Murphy about the evolution of the project and the artist’s wider interest in identity, multiculturalism, personal histories, and institutional archives.

*Space for this workshop is limited, please RSVP online.

Gallery Talk & Interactive Weaving with Steven Frost
Saturday / March 30 / 12 to 3pm
Interactive Weaving with Steven Frost: 12 to 1pm
Gallery Talk: 1 to 3pm
Join AAC to celebrate the closing of Over, Under, Forward, Back. Engage with artist Steven Frost as he invites visitors to weave with him using a laser cut backstrap loom. At 1pm, join curator Blair Murphy for a tour of the exhibition and conversation with exhibiting artists. Participating artists include April Camlin, Steven Frost, Rania Hassan, Sarah J. Hull, Julia Kwon, Olivia Tripp Morrow, Danni O’Brien, and Sarah Stefana Smith.

AAC is located at 3550 Wilson Blvd Arlington, VA. For more information visit