Future Tenant and the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh are teaming up to host a roundtable discussion exploring the community impact and public perception of the Knit the Bridge project, as well as the role of fiber arts in contemporary society. Dubbed Knit the Bridge, Unraveled, the event is free and open to the public. Attendees will have the chance to meet some of the artists and volunteers behind the undertaking, learn about the project’s immediate and future impacts on greater Pittsburgh and view a new window installation created at the Downtown art space. The installation features a documentary about Knit the Bridge, a map demonstrating the project’s regional volunteer efforts and original yarn panels.
Amanda Gross, lead artist for Knit the Bridge and 2013 Fiberart International outreach coordinator, will moderate the discussion. Roundtable participants include Knit the Bridge volunteers Lisa Hoitsma, Amy Rustic and Judy Manion, as well as several community outreach organizers from Knit the Bridge and the Fiberarts Guild. The event includes complimentary Straub beer, Jack’s cider and or Johnnie Ryan soda.