Local Artist Beth Barron to Speak at Feminist Friday on Nov. 4

Local artist Beth Barron will speak at Feminist Friday on Nov. 4. Hosted by the Luann Dummer Center for Women, her presentation, “Allowing the Path to Unfold, One Stitch at a Time,” will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the women’s center, Room 103, O’Shaughnessy Educational Center.

Barron is a regional artist who primarily has used the stitch as her main mark of expression. The University of St. Thomas has supported her artistic growth and owns six of her pieces.

Beth Barron

Beth Barron

“I’d like my work to be a monument to the resiliency of the human spirit and a wish for wholeness,” Barron says. “Within each piece is emptiness, chaos, paths chosen or passed by, despair and repair. … Needle in needle out, the work is a meditation. … I work with intention and devotion. … I listen for and feel the rhythm of the piece. … I strive to attend to the mark, sometimes taking a stitch as if we were the first and the last. … I will forever be compelled by the ‘stitch’ and the metaphor of it as a ‘mark’ to catalog time, events and emotion. … The line of the stitch fascinates me, knowing as I follow those marks my own story will unfold.” 

Feminist Fridays are free and open to everyone. Bring a lunch; beverages and dessert will be served.

For more information call (651) 962-6119 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.