On April 26-27, Watermark Art Center will feature two local artists as part of the Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail. Don’t miss felting artist Patty Lovegreen and beader Nancy Kingbird at Watermark during this two-day celebration of all things fiber!

Trunk Show
Friday, April 26 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Patty Lovegreen Table Runner

Pine to Prairie Member Patty Lovegreen will present a trunk show on April 26 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lovegreen is an accomplished weaver, spinner and felt maker who works in bold, fresh colors. She works improvisationally, creating whimsical, eclectic pieces that can be used in everyday life. Many items will be for sale during her trunk show at Watermark.

Felting Class
Saturday, April 27 | 1 – 3 p.m.

Felted Bear by Patty Lovegreen

We apologize for the inconvenience, but this class is now full.

On April 27, Lovegreen will teach a Needle Felt Bear class from 1 – 3 p.m. Participants will make their own miniature bear while learning the basic needle felting techniques. The class is only $20. All materials will be provided in class, with no additional materials fee charged. Pre-registration is required, but payment of cash or check will be collected at the door. Space is limited, so register early.

Beading Demonstration
Saturday, April 27 | 1 – 4 p.m.

Nancy Kingbird Beadwork

Ojibwe beader Nancy Kingbird will be doing demonstrations at Watermark on April 27 from 1 – 4 p.m. Kingbird is known for her distinct designs, which bring a spiritual voice to every pattern. She is one of the artists featured in Watermark’s exhibit, Minogwaasowag – They Stitch Well, which will be on display in the Miikanan Gallery during the trail.

Minogwaasowag – They Stitch Well
Featured Exhibit

Rick Kagigebi Blanket

During the Fiber Trail, participants are encouraged to view Watermark’s galleries, including the Miikanan Gallery, which will feature the fiber exhibit, Minogwaasowag – They Stitch Well. The exhibit features bead work by Nancy Kingbird and blankets by Rick Kagigebi. Though different in nature, both artists share threads of connection in their distinct Ojibwe cultural vernacular, which is both contemporary and ephemeral.

The Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail, which is run by Midwest Fiber Arts Trails, is now in its fourth year. Several area fiber artists will be opening their studios to the public during this event. Learn about the other trail stops at https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/pine-prairie-2019/