Happy Monday, Bemidji.
I don’t know about you but it seems like the days are moving more swiftly. Perhaps it is because the sun is set by five-thirty on a good day. November is a tricky month to maintain balance. It is that chunk of time where we are reminded of family and memories, some good and bad. In this time, it is helpful for us to have a network of people that are closer in proximity to us than the people we love but don’t get to see very often. Our place is this place and I can honestly say it is a joy to commune together.
So far this month, we have had the very good pleasure at Sustainable Tuesdays to be focusing on fiber as a theme. Our November 5th session went off without a hitch as Diana Kulklinski and Megan Arndt guided us through integrating the needs of wildlife with the needs of people and showed us how to use the plan for an installation of food/fiber landscapes at the Railriver Folk School as a model for a useful design process.
Last week we joined Kirstin Majkrzak at the Two Eyes Weaver Studio and learned hands on about spinning fiber into yarn and weaving our fibers into a tapestry. Together we began weaving a tapestry for the Railriver Folk School, where each of us selected a lock or spun a shock of fiber that represented something about us and placed it into the loom. The lesson, apart we are fragmented. Together, we are something unified.
JOIN US TOMORROW NIGHT, NOVEMBER 19th @ 5:30pm @ Railriver Folk School for: THE ART OF FELTING!
Also, keep on your radar the exciting project below!
JOIN US FOR THE INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PROGRAM:
BEMIDJI AREA COMMUNITY MURAL SESSIONS ON ENVIRONMENT AND CULTURE
Bemidji, MN – The public is invited to participate in the creation of a community mural focusing on environment and culture in the northwest Minnesota region. Red Lake Anishinaabe artist, Wesley May will lead a series of hands-on sessions to discover vision and experiences of the natural world to express both diversity and commonalities through art. Together, participants envision, design, and paint a mural to reflect our unique region, cultures and population. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend, regardless of painting experience or artistic ability. It is our hope that this painting will reflect the beauty and diversity of not only our unique region, but of our unique and diverse community.
Join us at the Railriver Folk School, 303 Railroad Street, in Bemidji, for these free workshops. Session 1 begins Thursday, November 14th from 6-7:30 pm, with 4 sessions to follow: Saturday, November 16th from 10am to 1:30pm, and from 6-7:30 pm- Thursday, November 28, Thursday December 5th, and Thursday, December 12th.
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For more information contact Wesley May at firstname.lastname@example.org or Simone Senogles at 218-751-4967 or email@example.com
This activity is funded in whole or in part by a Region 2 Arts Council Grant through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature, and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota Voters on November 4, 2008
That’s all we have for you today. Thanks for tuning in.