Physical Therapy: A Healing Arts Workshop

a plant in a pot decorated with fur, hair, and jewelry against a blue background
Becca Van K, Fashion Plant: a Subsect // Self-Portrait

Join us on Tuesday, March 3, at 6:00 PM, for a stress-relieving plant-decorating workshop led by artist Becca Van K. Participants will have an opportunity to distance themselves from the pressures of school and everyday life, and channel their emotions into a creative practice. A potted plant, fabric, jewelry, and other materials will be provided. Come decorate and personify your very own plant on the mezzanine in Nicole Cherubini: Shaking the Trees.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited to 25 participants. To guarantee a spot in the workshop, RSVP in person at the Tang’s Visitor Service Desk, or call 518-580-8080.

About the Artist

Becca Van K (b. 1991, Chicago, IL) is a mixed media fiber artist based in Catskill, NY. She translates her deepest passions - the natural world, 80s/90s graphics and nostalgia, house and techno music, and comforting objects - into vibrant colors & pattern combinations with various handcraft and fiber art methods (hand sewing, needlepoint, weaving, rug hooking, crochet, etc.). Having learned handcraft techniques from her mother at an early age, and knowing the histories of these artistic mediums as traditionally “women’s work,” Van K aims to carry this maternal legacy while subverting the functionality of these techniques. Her work is highly sensory, and listening exclusively to house and techno mixes when working puts her in a repetitious, meditative rhythm through which she transcribes her sensorial experiences of touch, sound, and sight. Visit her website here: http://www.beccavank.com/.

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Pattern by Jonnea Herman ’18
Inspired by the annual February Tang <3 Students Event
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.