May 13, 15, and 16, 2020
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art partnered with LA-based artists and artisans to sew 1,500 masks for local organizations in immediate need.
As a museum dedicated to the art of storytelling, the Lucas Museum hosted a series of online “sewing circles” with artists who participated in the museum's #ISEWFOR mask-making project for Los Angeles organizations. Sewing circles have long been spaces for free expression, activism, and storytelling across generations—especially for women—with open discussions and community building. Artists/makers spoke with Lucas Museum Managing Director of Learning and Engagement, Nenette Luarca-Shoaf, about the role of sewing in their work, how they reimagined their artistic practice during COVID, their family histories with sewing, and more.
Wednesday, May 13
Artists Ginger Alleyne and Sonia Smith-Kang, and the Lucas Museum’s Director of Collections Management, Alyssa Morasco | Learn more
Friday, May 15
Artists Carolyn Wilbourn and Kristina Wong and the Lucas Museum’s Senior Registrar, Alina Campbell | Learn more
Saturday, May 16
Artists Adrienne DeVine, Phung Huynh, and Jahkonia | Learn more
Through our #ISEWFOR mask-making project, local artists and the museum's staff sewed masks for organizations in need including 1736 Family Crisis Center, All Peoples Community Center, Community Build, Midnight Mission, St John's Well Child and Family Center Health Care Clinic (SLA), and the WEDC Senior Centers and Transitional Homes.
Interested in learning how to sew a mask? Follow these instructions provided by participating artist Alina Campbell.