Contact: Jenny Jones, Director of Marketing and Community Engagement
or Nancy Gross, Director of Administration
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, October, 2015 ─A special selection of renowned artist Kelly Marshall's hand woven décor and accessories will be featured and available for purchase from November 2 - December 26 at the Textile Center 2015 Holiday Gallery Shop
Kelly Marshall is recognized for combining rep weave's rich texture and linear structure into extraordinary textiles inspired by the aesthetics of the Arts & Crafts movement, contemporary design, and traditional Scandinavian weaving.
"We are delighted to feature the hand-woven work of long-time Textile Center Shop artist Kelly Marshall this year. It is the perfect way to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Weaver's Guild of Minnesota, located at Textile Center," said Nancy Gross, Director of Administration. "Kelly's artwork is an expression of color and pattern created through the timeless craft of weaving. The Scandinavian rep weave technique she uses results in gorgeous functional art pieces including rugs, throws, pillows, table runners and tote bags that coordinate with any interior style."
The Holiday Gallery Shop triples the Shop's footprint, expanding to fill the Joan Mondale Gallery with even more fabulous one-of-a-kind fiber art, just in time for gift giving. The Shop features exquisite handmade fiber art, from luscious wearables of every hue to home décor and gifts, along with books, professional art supplies and tools, fibercraft kits, and other unique finds. In addition, the Shop carries a plethora of eco-friendly merchandise, including upcycled fashions, sustainable materials, and natural dye techniques. Proceeds from the Shop support Textile Center and fiber artists.
MEET THE MAKERS EVENTS
Meet the Makers Artist demos / trunk shows
every Saturday 11 am - 4 pm including:
November 7: Mary Holland, marbled accessories and décor
November 14: Kelly Marshall, woven accessories and décor
November 27: Laurie Jacobi, textile designs in wool
November 28: Rose Corrick / Art of Cloth, hand-dyed fashions
Also November 28: Karen Engelbretson, needle felted décor
December 5: Robyne Robinson / ROX, beaded jewelry
Also December 5: Natalija Walbridge, screenprinted accessories
December 12: Catrielle Barnett, block printed accessories
December 19: Ann Poulson, wet felted accessories and décor
More information at textilecentermn.org/shop
Hi res photos and interviews available upon request.
ALSO ON VIEW
THE TAPESTRIES OF LILA NELSON:
POETRY, MYTH AND PROTEST
November 2 - December 26
Featuring works from the Lila Nelson Collection of the Vesterheim:
The National Norwegian-American Museum & Heritage Center
Thursday, November 5, 6 - 8 pm
Support for the Opening Reception from Weavers Guild of Minnesota.
Lila Nelson was an adventurous Minnesota farm girl who left the land to attend college, join the U.S. Air Force, and then forge a national reputation as a scholar and artist of traditional Norwegian textiles.
She and her late husband Marion Nelson are credited with transforming Vesterheim into the premier ethnic museum that it is today. In the mid-1960s, they were hired to catalog the collection of art, pottery, furniture, and other artifacts at the museum, then affiliated with Luther College. When Vesterheim became an independent nonprofit in 1965, Lila became the museum's Textile Curator and Marion Nelson the museum's Executive Director.
Lila, who passed away on May 26, 2015, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at age 93, was an exceptional woman who was active in the Weavers Guild of Minnesota for decades, taught classes and led tours to Norway, and created an impressive body of weaving.
Holiday Gallery Shop Hours
Monday - Thursday, 10 am - 7 pm
Friday - Saturday, 10 am − 5 pm
Closed Sundays & holidays
December 24: 10 am - 3 pm
FREE one-hour parking in front of Textile Center on University Ave, and west of Textile Center on Arthur Ave.
Two free parking lots on Sidney Place behind Textile Center
Just steps from the Prospect Park light rail stop!
3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
textilecentermn.org | 612.436.0464
Textile Center honors textile traditions
and promotes excellence and innovation in fiber arts.
Thank You to Our Corporate and Foundation Sponsors
The Patrick & Aimee Butler Family Foundation
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.