Sewing ‘Sunrise’

It was only last September – seems like a lifetime ago – that we presented our readers with artist Amanda Browder’s plan to wrap ArtsWestchester’s Arts Exchange headquarters in downtown White Plains Christo-like in 10,000 square feet of patchwork fabric. Some 400 volunteers have completed 6,500 square feet of it in what can only be described as an amorphous sewing circle for a work that was to be unveiled this month.

That date is, of course, on hold as the arts council considers holding some Zoom sewing sessions to complete the wrapping for the piece, called “Metropolis Sunrise.”

“ ‘Metropolis Sunrise’ is fundamentally, an expression of a community working together to bring beauty and vibrancy to (its) shared living space,” the council said in a statement. “During these times, such connectivity is more important than ever.”

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– Georgette Gouveia

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