On display M-F 8:00 am-6:00 pm in the Newton City Hall Second Floor Fine art Gallery.

“I am inspired to connect the ideas of “traditional female roles” in the arts and transform these crafts into bold works that marry fine art with traditional craft. Sewing and embroidery have influenced my life as skills that were passed down to me by the women in my family. Considering embroidery as traditionally a female dominated pastime, I wanted to convey through my work a sense of reclamation that empowers this fact rather than subjugating itself to a male appointed art for women who are historically excluded from historical art narratives. In this series, you will note line drawing depictions of women using a traditional backstitch sewing method. In my paintings, I try to demonstrate the idea of empowering the female form while connecting to a traditional craft commonly acquired by women. Empowered Femininity juxtaposes the concepts of tradition and boundless ideation within various works of this series. -Amy Norrod

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