My name is Brittany Wittman McLaughlin and as an artist, educator, and curator, I created The Common Thread Gallery as an online gallery to promote and encourage women artists so that they receive the recognition and praise for their work as a contemporary expression of fine art.
I engage in and teach weaving as an art form and a way of healing. I inspire, educate, and empower artists to cultivate their ideas with an openness to new creative processes and sense of self discovery through art making.
Participation in the arts creates more complete human beings who are critical thinkers, who have curious minds, and who lead productive lives. My work in supporting and promoting artists impacts the world of contemporary art by exhibiting and promoting fiber as a medium of fine art expression. Art helps to heal our world and addresses narratives that are important during our time. The purpose of the work is to communicate ideas – politically, spiritually, or philosophically; to create beauty; and to explore the nature of our perceptions.
I am educated in Art and Design and I have professional experience in both academia and industry. I earned my MFA in Sculpture from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 2005 and BS in Textile Design from Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science in 1997.
MFA Sculpture, University of the Arts
BS Textile Design, Philadelphia University
Transformation: Fiber as Medium, April 5 - August 15, 2019, www.thecommonthreadgallery.com
Into the Light: The Art of Brittany Wittman McLaughlin,
April 5-29, 2019, The Williamsport Frame Shop, 151 W. 4th Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.