Threads: Weaving Humanity featured four newly commissioned works of textile by five artists, each of whom is recognized for their role in redefining fiber arts. All of these works were created to provide opportunities for contemplation, consideration and conversation on what our shared humanity means, and what is necessary for humanity to thrive… this includes kindness, compassion, integrity, respect, empathy, forgiveness, and self-reflection.

Highly sensitive to the elements, fiber works are traditionally displayed inside carefully controlled environments of galleries and museums. Serving as an analogy for our human vulnerability, Threads: Weaving Humanity places these works outdoors where we can witness and appreciate the fragility as well as the resilience of the materials as they interact with the natural surroundings.

Mosaic Silicon Valley performing arts partners, San Jose Taiko, Xpressions, International Performing Arts of America, Oriki Theatre, New Ground Theatre Dance Company, and Calpulli Tonalehqueh Aztec Dancers Danza Azteca came together to create an immersive interactive space with workshops. Special performance by Coleen Hurty Lorenz and New Ground Theatre Dance Company at the Garden Theatre.