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MacDowell fellow at Mariposa Museum, Peterborough, for First Friday

The Mariposa Museum will be hosting MacDowell Fellow Lisa Ann Auerbach as part of its First Friday celebration on Jan. 4.

At 7 p.m. Auerbach will discuss her current work, combining expressive text and hand-knitted sweaters -- a 21st century interpretation of Denmark’s Honsestrik movement of the 1970s, which positioned hand-knitting as a feminist art form and medium for social change.

Auerbach is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Los Angeles, Calif. Focusing primarily on knitting, photography and publications, her work has been exhibited internationally since 1996.

She is the recipient of the 2009 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, a 2007 California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists, and a 2013 City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist Fellowship. She is an assistant professor of art at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif.

First Friday begins at 5 p.m. with paper-weaving mittens for KidCraft.

From 6 to 7 p.m. there will be a gallery reception followed by Auerbach’s presentation.

All First Friday events are free and open to the public. The Mariposa is wheelchair accessible.

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