Rebirth and Renewal
a large-scale public art weaving by Cazimi
What did we do?
In partnership with the Andover Center for History & Culture, we created a large-scale woven public art mural along a 44-foot section of fence on Main Street in downtown Andover.
Why did we do it?
Just as Andover was beginning to recover from the gas crisis of 2018, the global pandemic shuttered downtowns and small businesses across the country and catalyzed a social reckoning with the inequity and injustices of our social, economic, and political systems.
How did we do it?
We included a community engagement element on an additional 20-foot section of the fence. Modeled after the Scottish Clootie Tree, we invited community members to tie pieces of cloth to this section of the fence, representing a wish for good health and healing.
We also hosted a free weaving workshop
May 16 @ 12-1pm
Participants both very young and quite old joined us at the Andover Center for History & Culture and learned more about the art of weaving, discovered it’s connection to Andover’s textile history, and made a simple weaving project they could take home.
Who are we?
We are three local artists, long-time residents, and active members of the Andover community.
We are fortunate to be able to name Andover Center for History & Culture as our host and fiscal agent. The Center gathers and shares Andover’s stories to deepen connections between people and their community.
Who else got involved?
We are immensely grateful to our supporters. Thank you!
Susan and David McCready, Kara Ross, The Pecelli family, Rebecca Backman and Stephen Cotton, Andrea Enman, Leslie Seaton Malis and Andy Malis, Myra Jean Prelle, Anonymous, Kaitlin McCarthy, Andrew McQuide, Susan Stott, Leah Okimoto, Ann Ormond, Jessica and David Bunting, Elaine Clements and Bill Schneller, Susan Hunter-Jones, Jennifer King Maggio, Alex Krueger
You can also send a check, payable to Andover Center for History and Culture with the memo notation “Andover Weaving” to 97 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810.
Center staff can also be reached at 978-475-2236 on a limited schedule.
As a 501c3 nonprofit, all donations made to the Andover Center for History and Culture for the Andover Weaving: Rebirth & Renewal project are tax deductible. Please consult your tax adviser.