To help keep up Charlotte’s spirits during the COVID-19, we’ve partnered with Charlotte SHOUT! and Charlotte Center City Partners to encourage Queen City creatives to team up for SHOUTing Matches — short, shareable creative mash-ups.
Charlotte SHOUT! announced that the fall 2020 festival is postponed until September 2021. It’s sad news BUT that doesn’t mean creativity in our city is postponed. Not. At. All. SHOUT is an expression of Charlotte creativity and we’re gonna keep shouting until next September (and beyond)!
While fiber artists Jillian Mueller and Kat Sánchez Standfield have worked together before, they’ve never done anything like this. We featured them on our social feed a few months ago for “yarn bombing” NoDa with an encouraging message for those struggling with COVID-19. Kat was a Goodyear Arts resident in the summer of 2019 and Jillian knew that they had to connect after seeing her work at her opening reception. Jillian stopped by her studio to chat, and we met up to talk about collaborating a few weeks after the show.
When we approached them about a SHOUTING! Match, they decided to develop a fiber project to honor the Black Lives Matter movement that they could animate while installing it at North Charlotte Park in NoDa. While Kat had some experience with animation (making an animated video recreating how she met Charlotte artist Cheeks), this was Jillian’s first crack at it. They brought in photographer Kathryn Hood to help them edit and build out the GIF below.
We asked Kat and Jillian one more important question: Can people contact you for future yarn bombings?
Their answer …
“Yes! They should also check out the other fiber arts projects that each of us are working on-we are both passionate about exploring and sharing many different types of fiber and textile arts. Kat’s instagram is @fiberess and Jillian’s is @jillianmcreative.”
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