Weaving the stories of people who escaped slavery

— Photo from Underground Railroad Education Center

Lori Kichanski will lead the “Weaving Stories” workshops at the Underground Railroad Education Center in Albany.

Weaver Lori Kichanski explores the intersection of art and culture with her work.

She is heading a project called “Weaving Stories” at the Underground Railroad Education Center in Albany.

An announcement for the program says it will provide “a platform for creative expression while shedding light on the historical significance of the Underground Railroad in Albany and global social justice movement.”

“Weaving Stories” will feature a series of woven art pieces inspired by the narratives of individuals who escaped slavery through the Underground Railroad. The works will be displayed at the center, located at the restored rowhouse where abolitionists Stephen and Harriet Myers lived in the 19th Century.

Kichanski will lead weaving workshops that “aim to bridge the gap between art and education, creating a space for dialogue and reflection.”

The public is invited to attend the opening reception of “Weaving Stories” on Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the center, at 194 Livingston Ave.

The series will start on Feb. 2, 2024 and continue on the first Fridays of March and April at 6:30 p.m. Reservations for the series may be made online or by phone; pricing is $15 per session or $40 for all three sessions.

All workshop details may be found online at https://undergroundrailroadhistory.org/event/weaving-stories-with-urec-lori-kichanski/

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