Amanda Browder: Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle will be an unforgettable presentation of a collectively produced textile installation led by the Brooklyn-based artist Amanda Browder. Using fabric collected from dozens of recycled, donated, or locally sourced origins, Browder will work directly with Siouxland volunteers and artists during locally hosted Public Sewing Days (dates below) to construct a brightly colored monumentally sized textile sculpture that will be draped over the facade of the Sioux City Art Center building. The resulting piece will display the work and process of creating a large-scale textile installation, but, even more importantly, it will represent the diverse community that built the piece. The spectacle that it produces will act as a stage to stimulate dialogue across civic and cultural boundaries, activating an often-overlooked space in extraordinary ways. Razzle Dazzle will be installed on the Sioux City Art Center during ArtSplash 2024.

Do you have fabric to donate? We’re taking fabric donations starting NOW at the Art Center and other local donations sites (below). Here are a few parameters:

  • SATURATED colors, with or without patterns. All the colors of the rainbow, including black.
  • COTTON primarily! Denim, sequins, fluorescent color, and velvet is welcome. No stretch materials.
  • NO clothing. Thank you!
  • We are also looking for sewing machines.

Additional Donation Sites:

Heart & Hand Dry Goods Company (3011 Hamilton Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51104)

Hardline Coffee (515 4th St, Sioux City, IA 51101)

Siouxland Center for Active Generations (313 Cook St, Sioux City, Iowa 51103)

Sioux City Public Library (529 Pierce St, Sioux City, IA 51101)

Jefferson Beer Supply (202 Main St, Jefferson, SD 57038)

Watch this space for more information and updates, including sewing day dates and times. If you have questions or you want to volunteer, send an email to: bschmitz@sioux-city.org

Visit Amanda’s website www.amandabrowder.com

Razzle Dazzle is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Gilchrist Foundation and the Iowa Tourism Office and Iowa Arts Council, both part of the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

Public Sewing Dates

Jefferson Beer Supply

202 Main St, Jefferson, SD 57038

March 6, 4 – 8pm

South Sioux City Public Library

2121 Dakota Ave, So Sioux City, NE

March 7, 3 – 7:30pm

Sioux City Public Library – Downtown

529 Pierce St, Sioux City, IA 51101

March 9, 11am – 4pm

Sioux City Public Library – Downtown

529 Pierce St, Sioux City, IA 51101

March 10, 1 – 4pm

Mary J. Treglia Community House

900 Jennings St, Sioux City, IA  51105

March 11, 10am – 2pm 

Gilchrist Learning Center

225 Nebraska St, Sioux City, IA 51104

March 12, 5 – 8pm

Ho-Chunk Building Atrium

600 4th St, Sioux City, IA 51101

March 13, 10am – 5pm

Ho-Chunk Building Atrium

600 4th St, Sioux City, IA 51101

March 14, 10am – 5pm

 

Wayne State College

Peterson Arts Building, Rm. 124

1111 Main St, Wayne, NE 68787

March 18, 9am – 3:30 pm

Siouxland Active Generations

313 Cook St, Sioux City, IA 51103

March 19, 10am – 3pm

Siouxland Active Generations

313 Cook St, Sioux City, IA 51103

March 20, 10:30am – 2:30pm

Coffee King

1301 3rd St, Sioux City, Iowa 51101

March 22, 10am – 2pm

Sioux City Public Library – Downtown

529 Pierce St, Sioux City, IA 51101

March 23, 11am – 4pm

Sioux City Public Library – Downtown

529 Pierce St, Sioux City, IA 51101

March 24, 1 – 4pm

Gilchrist Learning Center

225 Nebraska St, Sioux City, IA 51104

March 28, 4:30 – 7:30pm

Photo courtesy of Mikayla Whitmore