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Allison Manch: What’s Mine is Yours

  • SDAI Project Space @ Horton Plaza 141 Horton Plaza San Diego, CA, 92101 United States (map)

SDAI is pleased to present “What’s Mine is Yours”, a solo project by SDAI artist-in-resident Allison Manch at SDAI Project Space in Horton Plaza. The opening reception will take place at the SDAI Project Space, 141 Horton Plaza, on Saturday, May 6 from 6pm-8pm. The exhibition will be open Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm-5pm and will run until Sunday, May 28.

In Manch’s new body of work the artist explores the relationship between parent and child and the ideas, objects, and traits that are passed from one generation to the next. Text, images of the natural world, and material symbols combine to illuminate themes of protection, discovery, and courage. What's Mine is Yours presents a series of Manch’s new, mixed-media fabric works with watercolor, hand embroidery, and appliqué.

About Allison Manch
Allison Manch holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Washington, Seattle and a BFA in Photography from Arizona State University. Her work has been exhibited in galleries across the United States and positively reviewed in New American Paintings and Art Ltd. Her current body of work features illustrations on hand-stitched and manipulated fabric, presenting real and imagined characters through embroidered and sculptural narratives, often connected to the artist’s childhood in Arizona.

Please also join Allison Manch for a series of embroidery workshops open to all ages at SDAI in Balboa Park!

Saturday, April 22nd, 12pm-2pm ($10 per family)
Family Embroidery Workshop
Open to all ages, embroidery projects best for ages 4+ (parents must attend with children) 

We will explore basic embroidery stitches in this workshop designed for the whole family. Participants will be able to take home small fabric samplers and younger children can work on learning the foundation of embroidery stitches with illustrated lacing cards.  Materials will be provided and no experience necessary.  Parents, join in the fun too and make your own fabric samplers! 

Saturday, May 13th, 12pm-2pm (free, drop-in)
Stitching Circle  
All ages 

Bring your own project or start a new one at this stitching circle open to all.  Come for community or to learn a new skill.  Hot chocolate, materials, and good vibes will be provided and no previous experience necessary.