The Buffalo History Museum has debuted a new exhibit by Stitch Buffalo, “Creative Journeys: Celebrating the Art of Refugee Women in Western New York."
A press release noted, “Since 2014, Stitch Buffalo has provided a welcoming space for refugee and immigrant women to connect, express themselves and their culture, and gain economic empowerment through their creativity in the textile arts. Stitch offers recently resettled refugee women the opportunity to hone their skills in stitching and embroidery through ongoing classes and sell their work at a storefront at 1215 Niagara St.
“Creative Journeys is a celebration of that work and the textile traditions these women carried with them from Bhutan, Burma, Nepal, Thailand, Egypt, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Somalia and beyond, including backstrap loom weaving, hand embroidery, beading, macramé, block printing, and more.”
Organizers said, “Stitch Buffalo and The Buffalo History Museum are proud to showcase the immense contributions these talented artists are making to the richness and diversity of Western New York’s cultural landscape.”
“Creative Journeys: Celebrating the Art of Refugee Women in Western New York” will be on display at The Buffalo History Museum through Aug. 20, during normal museum hours. Stitch Buffalo products are also available in the museum shop. Admission is “pay what you wish.”