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Terese Agnew's "Portrait of a Textile Worker" Featured in PBS Documentary "Threads" on Friday, May 11

May, 04 2012 Share

 

On Friday, May 11, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. the PBS Series Craft in America will air "Threads," an episode featuring Terese Agnew and her marvelous work of art, Portrait of a Textile Workera 9 by 9 foot quilt based on a photo of a Bangladeshi garment worker taken by Institute director Charles Kernaghan, and made entirely of clothing labels.

It is one of the most startlingand movingartworks we have ever seen.  

In the May 11 episode, Terese describes her inspiration-the lives of workers who make our clothes;  how hundreds of people contributed their clothing labels to make the quilt; and the struggle to create an image that would express the young woman worker's humanity, and her daily reality.  Charlie Kernaghan is also interviewed.

Don't miss Terese Agnew's "Portrait of a Textile Worker"
PBS Crafts in America, "Threads"
Friday, May 11 at 9:00 p.m.
(Check local listing)

Ms. Agnew has generously made a poster of the quilt available as a fundraiser for the Institute.  It can be purchased at the Institute's online store.

 

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