Create artworks of your own on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at the ICA. Visitors 18 and under are always free!

Threads of Connection is a wall-sized tapestry installation by local artist Merill Comeau that recognizes the building of community found within the age-old practice of gathering to assemble fabric pieces in quilting bees. This interactive project celebrates and reflects on the many different backgrounds and experiences of the people visiting the Bank of America Art Lab, as visitors of all ages are invited to collaborate in the making of the tapestry and share their stories in the museum’s own quilting bee. Contributions from visitors will be added to the tapestry regularly, creating a constantly growing reflection of the community.

Meet the Artist

Visitors are invited to meet Merill Comeau and learn about her creative process during February and April school vacation weeks (Feb 20 + Apr 23), and February Play Date (Feb 29). Merill Comeau creates artwork that combines and layers hundreds of hand painted and printed repurposed textiles. Through this labor of love, Comeau stitches together stories of cultures, individuals, and relationships into dynamic and sprawling fiber works.

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