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Shade was a one-day workshop organized by Materials & Applications with artist Edith Abeyta. By combining trash gleaned off the streets of downtown Los Angeles and transforming the items into sculptural quilts through community base collaboration, the workshop exposes the ugly side of abundance in the beautiful objects she makes. Several dozens of people working together have crocheted thousands of recycled plastic grocery bags to create a 10′ x 15′ crocheted awning.

About the Artist
Edith Abeyta is a visual artist living in North Braddock, Pennsylvania. She combines post-consumer goods, particularly clothing, and participatory gestures to form temporary installations and sculptures that explore collectivity, labor, and exchange.

Workshop Participants
Edith Abeyta, Jenna Didier, Oliver Hess, Danelle Ashton, Marshall Astor, Becki Burgess, Nicky Cacavas, Sandra Carter, Susan Edwards, Christine Esprabens, Aimee Gleed, Philip Ginder, Amy Halpin, Shannon Marie Hoff, Carla Holt, Michele Hubacheck, Brian Jewett, Sharon Kagan, Kim Kaufman, Keren Kemp, Susanna Knittel, Lilly, Patty Lundeen, Marti Marshall, Judith Messinger, Mike Row, Samantha, Allyson Shaw, Joseph Shuldiner, Stephanie Spikell, Diane Sherman, Robert Tower, Jane Tsong, Frances Velasco, Michelle Wong, Kie Zuraw

Earlier Event: May 1
Serial Departure
Later Event: July 15
No Solutions, No Compromise