Oct. 5, 2019 – 'YARN', a documentary that highlights the stunning works of art created through knitting and crocheting, will be shown October 11, beginning at 7 p.m., in an event hosted by the Film Society of Summit. Montreal-based Icelandic director Una Lorenzen's film focuses on global artists whose work explores the possibilities contained in a skein of yarn.
The film presents the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Reinventing our relationship with this colorful tradition, 'YARN' weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and structural designers into a visually-striking look at the women who are making a creative stance while building one of modern art's hottest trends.
The program will be held at MONDO, located at 426 Springfield Avenue. Tickets, priced at $12 in advance and $14 at the door, can be purchased by visiting summitfilmsociety.com or reserved by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Seating is limited.
The program is a community partnership between the Film Society of Summit and the Visual Arts Center of NJ and for the new exhibition in the art center’s Main Gallery, “Painted Threads” which explores the impact of weaving on contemporary art. Following the film's showing, a discussion will follow with Wool and Grace Knitting and Needlepoint Shop in Summit and Sarah Walko, Director of Education and Community Engagement of the Visual Arts Center of NJ.