A Celebration of Change
Sunday March 6th, Itzcoatl #6 , Tematzcallis
Detailed directions found at www.ezshwan.com
Ezshwan Winding and Cynthia Hamilton will be celebrating Women’s History month by opening their home/gallery/shop for one afternoon, Sunday March 6th from 2pm to 5 pm.
Ezshwan will be showing her new series of paintings, Women Who Changed the World and Cynthia will introduce her boutique of one of kind pillows; Once Upon My Pillow.
Cynthia said “I created Once Upon My Pillow from a long-felt desire to do my part, my part for my community, for my fellow-woman, and for the environment. With the help of women in San Miguel, and under my guidance, we created these pillows from cashmeres, silks, cottons, and the most unique trims and buttons, to design and make one-of-a-kind, boutique, pillow cases, all hand-made from 100% recycled materials. I had a desire to help local women work from home; stay close to their children, and explore and expand their natural creativity; hand embroidering and sewing with a treadle sewing machine, using 100% recycled materials. I do most of the cutting and all of the designs and encourage my Mexican assistants to use their creativity.” The attention that goes into each pillow is similar to a Chanel jacket but without the price tag.
Her Mexican assistants lives have become interwoven with hers. Of course it is challenging and time consuming for her to find the perfect garments to cut up to make beautiful designer pillows; however these are pillows with a purpose.
Ezshwan researched for months, deciding whom she would include in this series. ”I learned much about women that I knew of only superficially. I choose women whom I thought made significant changes in our world. There are many more, but I focused on 15. I could have continued indefinitely, but I felt it was time to move on to a new series.”
Call cell 415 115 9646 for private appointments that can be arranged after the opening exhibition.