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Liz Harvey: New Work Opening & the lost ones Performance

  • San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles 520 South 1st Street San Jose, CA, 95113 United States (map)

JUNE 1, 2018

6:30 - 7:00pm the lost ones wanders through downtown
7:00 - 8:30pm Drop-in performance, the lost ones
8:30 - 10:00pm Opening Reception, New Work

Walk with us as the lost ones wanders along the Guadalupe River and through downtown San Jose. Meet to begin our short walk at the elephant sculpture behind the San Jose Children's Discovery Museum at 6:30pm. We will arrive at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles at 7:00pm. Lauren Baines performing.

Residency Hours and New Work on view:
Wed. & Thurs. 11am - 3:30pm and Sun. 11am - 2:30pm

Fri., June 1 Schedule

6:30 - 7:00pm the lost ones begins a short walk along the Guadalupe River to the SJMQT; Lauren Baines performs
Meadow behind the Children's Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way, San Jose

7:00 - 8:30pm the lost ones continues; Lauren Baines performs
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
520 S. 1st St., San Jose

8:30 - 10:00pm Opening reception for New Work
Foyer and Maker Space at museum

the lost ones: come watch, and stitch, as this embroidered sculpture continues to grow incrementally. 

the lost ones is a multi-year embroidery project and performance by Liz Harvey that occupies the intersection of craft, performance, and botany. Performers wear and embroider a Victorian-style dress made by the artist, and visitors are invited join the performer in embroidering the dress during each performance. Covering the dress are over twenty plant images featuring highly endangered plants from across the globe, creating an allover botanical design made from the accumulation of small stitches. In the last two years, over 150 visitors have embroidered on the dress alongside eight performers. The dress will be exhibited as a sculptural object when the multiple plant images are completely embroidered. The project, now in its third year, is slated to last five years.
the lost ones is a member of Intersection for the Arts. Intersection for the Arts provides Bay Area based artists and arts organizations with resources, community and cultural space in order to develop sustainable practices. Visit