Register Citizen Announcement | POSTED: 11/13/15, 1:00 AM EST |
TORRINGTON >> Five Points Gallery announces a new public art project – Torrington Yarn Bombing — which will be on view in Downtown Torrington in the summer of 2016. Torrington Yarn Bombing is supported in part by the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Partners. Partners in this project are: the City of Torrington, In Sheep’s Clothing, NW CT Chamber of Commerce, Kids Play Museum and VLC Images.
Yarn bombing is a form of temporary street art where yarn in any form (knit, crochet, latch hook, cross stitch, braided, wrapped) is attached to an object in a public space. Public art of this type first appeared in the United States about ten years ago and within the last decade, has become increasingly popular and has spread worldwide.