Stitching the Spirit of Nebraska

Stitching the Spirit of Nebraska

Works by Cassia Kite
Friday, July 6, 2018 to Friday, August 24, 2018

“Stitching the Spirit of Nebraska features all Nebraska-based works that are intended to honor my history and personal narrative as a native Nebraskan. The works within this exhibition pay homage to places that have been and still are a part of my life. It pleases me to honor the spirit of these spaces through translating their energy into song.” -Cassia Kite   

Cassia Kite is an interdisciplinary artist who created Soundstitching, a multimedia project that transforms color from hand-stitched images into musical compositions that can be interpreted by musicians, performance artists, or anyone who can read music.

Kite’s work premiered at KANEKO in Omaha, Nebraska in July of 2017 with a large-scale collaborative work for chamber ensemble and dancers using color-coded scores derived from her hand-stitched tapestries. She has been featured as an experimental composer and visual artist in music festivals, museums and universities.

This unique exhibition combines hand-stitched images, sound, augmented reality, and interactive opportunities to engage with the work. Don’t miss this innovative exhibition and your own chance to collaborate and interpret one of Kite’s stitch-inspired works on a toy piano.

Born and raised in Auburn, Nebraska, Kite earned a B.F.A in painting and sculpture, and a B.S. in Art Education from Northwest Missouri State University in 2003. She completed her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida in 2010. Currently, Kite is a Visual Art Instructor in the fine arts program at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida and resides in Sarasota, FL. Kite is currently a KHN resident through July 13, 2018.