To commemorate the 375 years of peace since the end of the Thirty Years War, Sister Cities of Osnabrück, Germany will assemble a collaborative textile art installation this summer.
Evansville is one of Osnabrück’s 11 Sister Cities, since uniting in 1991. The two cities became cultural and commerce partners in 1983.
Artists from the Sister Cities are asked to submit a 20 x 20 cm (~7 3/4 inch) textile square. The square should represent something that participants associate with the theme of happiness or something that makes them happy. All the submitted squares will be assembled and displayed in Osnabrück this summer. Organizers hope to receive 375 squares to represent the 375 years of peace for Osnabrück.
Regional entries are due to the Arts Council by May 2. The pieces will be displayed this summer in Osnabrück. The pieces will not be returned to the artists. Organizers will stitch the squares to together to create to blankets that will be donated to those in need after the exhibition.
The full guidelines are listed in the call for artists which can be found here.