Published April 14, 2017
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA – Watermark Art Center will host three workshops and one exhibit centered around Ojibwe traditional and contemporary fiber art during this year’s Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail, held April 21-22.
Friday & Saturday, April 21-22
There will be a beadwork exhibit at Watermark, 516 Beltrami Ave, featuring the work of Tom Stillday (Red Lake Band of Chippewa). Attendees can view the exhibit and meet Tom from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days.
Clyde Estey (White Earth Nation) will lead a 1.5-day introductory workshop featuring the weaving techniques of Split Ash basketry. The class will run April 21, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and April 22, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Participants must be present both days. Class fee is $50 with a $35 materials fee. Preregistration required.
Saturday, April 22
Betsy May (Bois Forte Band of Chippewa) will teach quill working on April 22 from 1-5 p.m. Participants will create a pair of earrings using traditional quilling and beading techniques. Class fee is $30 with a $25 materials fee. Pre-registration required.
Karen E. Goulet (White Earth Nation) will host an open workshop session titled ‘On the Surface’ for artists interested in experimenting with assemblage and mixed media materials. Come and go any time on April 22 at Headwaters School of Music & the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. No fee or preregistration required.
To register for the workshops or find more details on each Watermark event, go to watermarkartcenter.org. More information on the Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail can be found at midwestfiberartstrails.org/pine-to-prairie-fiber-arts-trail.