Cassia Kite

Cassia Kite

FALLS CITY, Neb. — A Northwest Missouri State University grad is making her name as a pioneering artist, and is headed back to the Midwest to show off her latest work.

Cassia Kite, a 2003 graduate of Northwest, will open her new show “Soundstitching: Common Threads” in the Stalder Gallery in Falls City, Nebraska, later this month. An opening reception is scheduled for June 20 at 6 p.m.

Kite will be the featured speaker that evening, discussing her hand-stitched works that are based primarily on her upbringing in Auburn, Nebraska. 

Memories from her childhood, in college and her visits home since comprise a large part of her work.

“Growing up on a farm, and having the freedom to explore and experiment, drives my work to this day,” Kite said in a press release.

In a medium called “soundstitching,” Kite embroiders detailed works of art that represent those memories. 

In conjunction with a musician, the colored stitches in her works are transformed into musical scores that accompany the physical piece in the gallery. Patrons will be able to listen to the music on headphones while viewing Kite’s embroidery.

Kite’s work will hang in the gallery in Falls City through July 31.

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