Lunchtime Art Chat with Jennifer Kim Sohn
August 5, 2021
Are you tired of eating lunch alone? Join us for a Lunchtime Art Chat to add some creativity and color to your lunch hour.
Join Verge for a Lunchtime Art Chat with Executive Director, Liv Moe, and artist, Jennifer Kim Sohn. Sohn is the creator of our current exhibit, 25 Million Stitches.
25 Million Stitches is a community art installation of embroidered fabric panels by volunteers all over the world. By amassing 25 million stitches, this project brings awareness to the 25 million people across the globe who have been forced to flee their homelands as a consequence of genocide, war, poverty, natural disasters, targeted violence, and other grave threats.
About the Artist:
Jennifer Kim Sohn is a multimedia artist and activist whose work highlights the pressing issues of our time. Her art has been exhibited in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and California. More recently, her work on Biodiversity/Extinction through the Art & Science Collaborations was shown in the New York Hall of Science, The Pennington School, and in online exhibits for the Queens Chronicle and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation. She is a current resident artist at Verge Center for the Arts in Sacramento.
Emigrating from South Korea to the USA in the last year of high school, it took “Jungeun” more than a decade to find her voice through her art: commentaries of her American life as an immigrant, daily struggle as a mother, then as an advocate for a fairer world. Jennifer studied design and received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and MFA from Stanford University. Her fiber work began after taking classes with Carole Beadle at College of Marin. Juxtaposing “domestic” craft such as embroidery and paper felting against challenging current events, Jennifer’s goal is to provide a quiet space for reflection and to inspire people to action.