Opening Artist Lecture with Honor Bowman and Michael-Birch Pierce with an Embroidery Performance by Michael-Birch Pierce. Artists Bowman and Pierce present a lecture on how notions of home, craft, and place inform their work on view as part of the exhibition <em>Home Sweet Home</em>. During the lecture, Pierce will create a freemotion embroidery portrait using a member of the audience as inspiration. Bowman received her BA in studio art and English from the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, and her MFA in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work has been the subject of several group and solo exhibitions, both in the United States and abroad, and is in several public and private collections. Pierce is a fashion designer and fiber artist who is based in Richmond. He received his BFA in fashion design from Virginia Commonwealth University and his MFA in fibers at the Savannah College of Art and Design. In addition to numerous exhibitions of his work, Pierce has invented a line of cotton paper sequins and designed embroidered Christmas decorations for the Obama White House. Museum hours are Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm; Saturday 1 - 5 pm.