Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail Weekend

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Name: Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail Weekend
Date: April 27, 2018 - April 28, 2018
Event Description:
Watermark Art Center to host artists during the Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail
BEMIDJI, MN – The 2018 Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail will be held April 27-28. During the trail, Watermark Art Center will feature several fiber-related opportunities, all of which will be free and open to the public from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days.
Karl Rangikawhiti Leonard will be demonstrating ‘whatu weaving.’  ‘Whatu’ is a type of finger twining used in Māori weaving. No looms are used in the process. Leonard is one of New Zealand’s finest practitioners of Māori weaving. He has exhibited his works in New Zealand and internationally, and has been awarded residencies in the USA.
Also at Watermark that weekend, Stephanie Showalter of Alainn Yarns will sell her hand-dyed yarn. Showalter’s colorways are based off of photographs from her personal travels throughout the world. She combines yarn and travel to inspire creativity – bringing a touch of wanderlust to each skein.
During the Fiber Trail, participants are encouraged to view Watermark’s galleries, including the Miikanan Gallery, which is showing a fiber exhibit titled Biitoosinoon – There Are Layers. This exhibit features the work of Rebekah Crisanata de Ybarra, Duane Goodwin, Penny Kagigebi, Rick Kagigebi, Karl Rangikawhiti Leonard, Courtney Olson and Chholing Taha. View blankets, shawls, papal picado, quill work, Māori weaving and other mixed media works.
This is the third year of the Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail. Several area fiber artists will be opening their studios to the public during this event. Learn about the other Trail stops at
Emily Enger
Communications Director
Watermark Art Center
218-851-2006 (cell)

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