2nd Annual Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail Weekend in NYM Sept 20-22

2nd Annual Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail Weekend in NYM Sept 20-22

Bill & Kate Isles Concert Sat, Sept 22 @ Cultural Center

The Cultural Center invites all to New York Mills for the 2nd annual Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail weekend activities September 20-22, 2018.

This year’s festivities include two fiber arts workshops on Thursday and Friday, and on Saturday, a quilt documentation day, gallery reception, and Bill & Kate Isles concert to wrap up the weekend.

The first workshop opportunity is “Knifty Knit a Child’s Hat” on Thursday, September 20 at noon-2pm. This workshop is led by Sit & Stitcher Shelley Johnson, who has been knifty knitting for over a decade. This is a beginner’s level course and is just $10/person. Pre-registration is requested as there is only room for 4; call 218-385-3339.

On Friday, September 21 at noon-3pm, master weaver Bruce Engebretson will lead a Backstrap Loom Weaving workshop for up to 8 students. This is a special opportunity to create your own loom and learn to weave in this traditional method, for just $10/person. Don’t miss this chance – call today to hold your spot!

A special partnership with the Minnesota Quilt Project offers the opportunity for local quilt-makers to be included in a quilt documentation project. Participation in this Quilt Documentation Day is free, by appointment. Each appointment will take 20-30 min. To make an appointment, call Dyann Tigges at 218-385-3018, stop by the Cultural Center, or call 218-385-3339.

The Gallery will also feature fiber arts with the exhibit “Ripping the Seams: Unique & Activist Fiber Arts” which showcases the work of Jacob Allers-Hatlie, Liza Gorman-Baer, Ian Hanesworth, Vatina McLaurin, Liv Tran, and Audra Troutvetter. Also on display in partnership with Minnesota Quilters, Inc. will be an antique quilt by Lavina Fedderly (1856-1943) and its reproduction by the MN Quilt Project. A gallery reception and artist talk will be held on Saturday, September 22 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. This is free to attend and open to all. Light refreshments and cash bar available.

This full & fun art weekend concludes with an acoustic folk concert by Bill & Kate Isles, singer/songwriter duo from Duluth, on Saturday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m. Bill & Kate are consummate performers, best known for their catchy melodies, memorable songs, and deep-seated love for the audience and each other, which shines before, during, and after the performance. They tour nationally and use a wide variety of musical styles to carry audiences through a broad landscape of experiences from metaphorical worlds to small town family stories and to zany comedy. Concert tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door ($2 discount for members); students just $5. Buy online (kulcher.org/bill-kate-isles-concert/) or stop by the Center.

New York Mills is once again the ‘top of the trail,’ which stretches from Brainerd, south to Little Falls and Randall, and back up to Staples, Deer Creek, and Wadena, before peaking north in NYM. Get out on the road and take in some fall colors and fiber arts in our region this weekend! Check out all the activities online at https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/weaving-waters/.

For questions, or to learn more, call the Cultural Center at 218-385-3339 or visit us online at kulcher.org/weaving-waters-fiber-arts-trail-2018/.

The Cultural Center in New York Mills is a rural hub for creativity, community vitality, and lifelong learning in the arts. We offer visitors intimate opportunities to encounter art and artists in our 80-seat concert listening room, two galleries in a historic building, a gift store featuring local artists, an artist residency program, a sculpture park, and a variety of opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive. Since our incorporation in 1990, we have been passionate about connecting people to artists and rich cultural experiences in rural Minnesota, celebrating the local and being a window to the world.

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