The People's Cathedral

Fellows Event

Join us for Tabitha Arnold: "The People’s Cathedral," a solo exhibition and accompanying artist residency.

Tennessee-based artist Tabitha Arnold creates tapestries whose wordless stories celebrate workers, envision people power through protest, and whose artistic vision confers beauty upon the architectural spaces of the contemporary working experience. Through symbols of the serpent and angel, Arnold’s work envisions a contemporary socialism animated by Christian imagery. Her work asks how good and evil, and what’s just and what’s wrong, shapes the lives and struggle of contemporary working people. Aren’t the workers themselves entitled to all their labour creates?

Exhibition essay by Michelle Fisher, Care/Work: Tabitha Arnold’s Art and Labor. Michelle Fisher is the Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts within the Contemporary Art Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Opening Reception and Exhibition Walkthrough with Tabitha Arnold Friday, September 15, 2023, 7 – 9 pm.

Virtual Artist Workshop Thursday, October 12, 2023, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm EDT.

Contemporary Art Bus Tour Saturday, October 21, 2023, 1 – 5pm, in conjunction with Art Gallery of Burlington, Hamilton Artists Inc. and Tangled Art + Disability.

Workers Art and Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8L 1B5
Discipline: Visual Art – installation

Tabitha Arnold

Discipline: Visual Art – installation
Region: Chattanooga, TN
MacDowell fellowships: 2023