Episode Three of Profiles finds two longtime friends in conversation about politics, what it takes to make art, and the power of… knitting circles?
I’ve known multi-disciplinary artist Autumn Kioti for the better part of my life which is, frankly, mind-blowing. We unexpectedly ran into each other on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the Pérez Art Museum Miami; we were both there for Now Be Here #3, the South Florida edition of Los Angeles-based artist Kim Schoenstadt‘s “gathering and photograph of female and female identifying contemporary artists”.
That morning as we caught up, I learned that Autumn had a few interesting projects in the works, one of which was a weekly knitting circle held each Monday in December at Fort Lauderdale’s Inchoate Gallery to support the Pussyhat Project that aims to knit “1.7 million hats for the Women’s March on Washington DC 1/21/2017″.
I went. I knitted. Badly.
I was so inspired by Autumn’s passion for this and her other artistic endeavors that I bugged her to continue our conversation in this Alt Art Project Profile. Enjoy!