“Sew What?” by Mike Acker.
October 18 – 28, 2018
Gallery Opening: Thursday, October 18th at 6pm (Artist Talk @ 6:30pm)
The Sonoma Community Center will host “Sew What?,”an exhibition of resident Fiber Studio Artist, Mike Acker’s work in the Center’s Gallery 212 from October 18-28th. The Gallery Opening Reception is scheduled for 6:00pm on Thursday, October 18th. This free event, which is open to the entire community, will include an Artist Talk where guests will have the opportunity to meet with Mike Acker and hear him share insight into his process and his works of art.
The public is also invited to attend Acker’s “Sewn Paper Collage” workshop on Saturday, October 27th from 1:00-5:00pm where students will get the chance to learn about Acker’s fabric and paper abstract sewing techniques themselves.
Raised on the west coast, Mike Acker’s art usually has a specialty to highlighting specific physical locations and locales as well as captivating its history. In March of 2017 Arcadia Publishing released a photo-history “The Springs, Resort Towns of Sonoma Valley.” And currently, Acker continues to experiment with his photo-collage series “Valley of the Moon Main Stem,” made of current and historical images of a two mile stretch of his home town street all while pursuing the possibilities of using the sewing machine as his collage tool.