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Stitch In YOUnison – Interactive workshop with Pangea Kali Virga

June 18 at 1:00 pm

FREE

Join Fashion Designer Pangea Kali Virga to create special fabric lanterns that will illuminate the final performance event on June 24th! Bring your creative spirit as we build something beautiful together!

What is In YOUnison?

Join IlluminArts, Vizcaya, and our entire community, for a month-long workshop experience culminating in a performance event that will include music, spoken word, and fashion. Free community workshops, led by writer and poet Arsimmer McCoy, arts and culture thought leader Kunya Rowley, and fashion designer and fiber artist Pangea Kali Virga, will give participants the opportunity to create and shape a communal performance. The culminating event, taking place on June 24, 2022 in the gardens of Vizcaya, will highlight what it means to feel welcome. Participants are encouraged to lend their voice and their style as we celebrate diversity, both at Vizcaya and our community, in unison.

In YOUnison is the 2023 installation of community-built and community-performed artmaking at Vizcaya (internally, we call this initiative our Participatory Public Art project). What started with artists from Processional Arts Workshop to create Whirl in 2016 all the way through WEAVE in 2019. In 2021, local artist Sebastian Duncan-Portuondo created Spectral Vizcaya in 2021 and takes its next evolution in partnership with IlluminArts to welcome the community In YOUnison.

To promote inclusion for all, Vizcaya ensures that all community programs, after-hour and weekend events for locals, feature activities that are physically accessible to all visitors. While not all areas of the estate are wheelchair accessible, community programs are purposefully located in areas without stairs or that can be accessed via a ramp.

Pangea Kali Virga
A white woman with blue hair wears a jeweled headpiece and a blue shirt

PANGEA KALI VIRGA is a fiber artist, educator, designer, curator, and producer with high standards and a conceptual spirit. Her aim is to build collaborative networks and moving experiences through all of her projects. Social responsibility is pivotal to her art, as she attempts to communicate urgent, difficult messages in beautiful and fun ways through events, workshops, performances, and other collaborative projects.

After receiving a degree in womenswear from FIT, Pangea has traversed the industry doing everything from heading production and design departments, to executive producing fashion shows, to styling photo shoots, to costume design, and more.  Pangea’s creative work has been published in over 60 publications including L’Officiel and Harpers Bazaar.

For the past three years Pangea has dedicated herself to helping transform the fashion industry to be a more sustainable and equitable one, creating art and wearables out of upcycled materials using zero waste practices, supporting her belief in the power of clothing as storyteller, cultural marker, and political catalyst.  She has found great comfort and liberation through clothing and fashion, and the work she creates is made in hopes of extending those experiences to the viewer and wearer. 

“My goal is to create textiles that speak for themselves, are rich in texture and detail, narrative, ornate, and painterly. I see each work as a composition, with a story of its own for people to wear and tell.”

You can catch Pangea on any given day sewing commissions in her Fountainhead Studios workshop in Little River, lecturing classes on sustainable practices, and hosting workshops!

IlluminArts understands the community’s desire to experience traditional art forms in innovative and exciting ways. Founded in 2013 to present world-class performances of classical music to Miami’s vibrant audiences, IlluminArts collaborates with museums, galleries, and other community organizations to present curated, site-specific programs of music. Following a growing desire to highlight social justice issues in our programming, we recognize the power of the arts to inspire thought, dialogue, and action by exposing audiences to performances that not only entertain, but also engage and inspire change.

Funding is provided in part by The State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, Miami-Dade County and the Anthony R. Abraham Foundation.

To promote inclusion for all, Vizcaya ensures that all community programs, after-hour and weekend events for locals, feature activities that are physically accessible to all visitors. While not all areas of the estate are wheelchair accessible, community programs are purposefully located in areas without stairs or that can be accessed via a ramp.

To promote inclusion for all, Vizcaya ensures that all community programs, after-hour and weekend events for locals, feature activities that are physically accessible to all visitors. While not all areas of the estate are wheelchair accessible, community programs are purposefully located in areas without stairs or that can be accessed via a ramp.

Details

Date:
June 18
Time:
1:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Categories:
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Venue

Vizcaya Village
3250 S. Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33129 United States
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Organizer

Christopher Rodriguez
Phone:
13058608443
Email:
Chris.Rodriguez@vizcaya.org

Details

Date:
June 18
Time:
1:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Categories:
,
Register

Venue

Vizcaya Village
3250 S. Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33129 United States
+ Google Map

Organizer

Christopher Rodriguez
Phone:
13058608443
Email:
Chris.Rodriguez@vizcaya.org