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Penny Sisto at 80

February 3 – April 9, 2022

The Carnegie Center for Art & History is pleased to present Penny Sisto at 80, an exhibition of recent works by the venerated New Albany fiber artist. This will be the 80-year-old Sisto’s eighth exhibition at CCAH. The works seen here reveal a return of the artist’s focus to well-loved subjects from her decades-long career as an artist and midwife: powerful women, mothers with children, Goddesses and other spiritual figures—all assembled from scraps of fabric, and adorned with her signature diamond-like sewn details. 

Join us for the Opening Reception with music by the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Quartet on Feb. 3rd from 6-8 p.m. Advanced Registration Required. In order to limit capacity in our galleries during the Covid-19 public health crisis, we are requiring attendees to register in advance. A members-only reception with an artist-guided tour of the exhibition will take place at 5-6 p.m., and registration is also required.

Register to Attend the Opening Reception

For the 25th anniversary of the Penny Sisto documentary, Woman of the Cloth, small, in-person group screenings will be presented on select Thursday evenings in the Sally Newkirk Gallery throughout the duration of Penny Sisto at 80. A virtual screening of the film followed by a live virtual Q & A with Penny Sisto and Director Caroline Nellis will take place March 10th at 7:30 p.m. All dates, times, and links to register for film screenings will be released soon.

Free art classes for all ages, inspired by the work of Penny Sisto, available to the public through April. Details available soon.


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