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Icelandic Breed Study | Denise Williams, Research Intern

ICELANDIC BREED STUDY Icelandic is quite a fascinating breed. It's dual coated, meaning it has a soft inner coat called þel, and a longer, harsher outercoat known as tog. Often the two layers are separated and spun for two distinct types of yarn. Or they can be spun together, to produce a lofty, warm and waterproof yarn known as [...]

By | 2020-09-23T16:57:03+00:00 September 18th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Icelandic Breed Study | Denise Williams, Research Intern

INDIGO: COMMUNITY NATURAL DYE GARDEN IN THE WAKE OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC

INDIGO: COMMUNITY NATURAL DYE GARDEN IN THE WAKE OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC Author: Jessica Pinsky In 2018 Praxis Fiber Workshop leased two parcels from the City Land Bank and turned abandoned soil in North Collinwood into a quarter acre of thriving indigo and marigold plants. In 2019 we doubled the scale and added a second [...]

By | 2020-07-28T19:47:44+00:00 July 28th, 2020|News|Comments Off on INDIGO: COMMUNITY NATURAL DYE GARDEN IN THE WAKE OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC

AMALA: She Could Not Stay (In Their Black Bodies) | M. Carmen Lane, 2020

  February 7-March 25 Opening reception: February 7, 6-9pm 2nd reception: March 6, 6-9pm Artist Talk: March 6, 7pm   Statement Like our river, the womb is water—we are water and carry its memory, the salt and its rhythms. In the Great Lakes Region, an emerging, yet longstanding concern regarding infant mortality and race, specifically [...]

By | 2020-07-13T22:09:33+00:00 July 8th, 2020|Past Exhibitions|Comments Off on AMALA: She Could Not Stay (In Their Black Bodies) | M. Carmen Lane, 2020

Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition June/July 2019

    Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition June 7 - July 20, 2019 Join us on June 7th for the opening reception of our fifth annual Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition and meet juror, Anthony Mastromatteo, and many other of the participating artists. The 86 selected pieces from Ohio and sixteen other states will be presented in [...]

By | 2020-04-10T16:16:32+00:00 March 13th, 2020|Past Events|Comments Off on Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition June/July 2019

‘Not Pucks Type’ By Chef April Thompson – February 15 at 6pm

When I first decided to create this culinary visual art exhibit, I knew that I wanted it to represent the power of the African American woman. My challenge was to emulate the photographic genius that is “Not Manet’s Type” thru cuisine. I chose to do this by recreating some of the iconic dishes of Wolf [...]

By | 2020-02-27T16:45:59+00:00 January 19th, 2020|News, Past Events|Comments Off on ‘Not Pucks Type’ By Chef April Thompson – February 15 at 6pm

City Music Chamber Series – January 24 at 7:30pm

Join CityMusic Cleveland for its first Chamber Performance of 2020 at Praxis Fiber Workshop! Concerts are free, no ticket required Friday, January 24th, 2020 7:00 p.m. (reception begins at 6:30 p.m.) Praxis Fiber Workshop 15301 WATERLOO RD, CLEVELAND Program: Farrenc Piano Quintet #1, Opus 30 Schumann Piano Quintet in E Flat, Opus 44 Musicians: Violin [...]

By | 2020-02-27T16:46:15+00:00 January 19th, 2020|News, Past Events|Comments Off on City Music Chamber Series – January 24 at 7:30pm

Wild and Bloomin’ | Deb Berkebile, Joyce Jentoft, Sandy Shelenberger, 2019

      Wild and Bloomin’: Deb Berkebile, Joyce Jentoft and Sandy Shelenberger Berkebile, Jentoft, and Shelenberger share an abundance of surface design experiments. “We are friends connected by a desire to share our creativity. Our inspiration for this joint exhibition was the quote “to bloom where you are planted.” We have used a [...]

By | 2020-07-13T22:08:02+00:00 October 28th, 2019|Past Exhibitions, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Wild and Bloomin’ | Deb Berkebile, Joyce Jentoft, Sandy Shelenberger, 2019

Impact of Blue | Eduardo Portillo & Mariá Eugenia Dávila, Rowland Ricketts, Tony Williams, 2019

  Impact of Blue: Cuyahoga50 Creative Fusion Exhibition was an alternate viewing of three monumental indigo-dyed banners designed by Creative Fusion Fellows Tony Williams (Cleveland, OH), Rowland Ricketts (Bloomington, IN), and Eduardo Portillo & Mariá Eugenia Dávila (Mérida, Venezuela) with support from Praxis staff and community members in Cleveland. The first showing of [...]

By | 2020-07-13T17:26:14+00:00 July 13th, 2019|Past Exhibitions|Comments Off on Impact of Blue | Eduardo Portillo & Mariá Eugenia Dávila, Rowland Ricketts, Tony Williams, 2019

Indigo Banners Draw A Connection From Cuyahoga River Fire To Our Blue Jeans

Many public art projects are slated for this month’s 50thanniversary of the Cuyahoga River fire and the clean-water movement it spawned. But only one connects that 1969 environmental catastrophe and the current day one caused by our jeans and the dye that makes them blue. “Indigo is the color that we know because of our [...]

By | 2019-06-26T19:53:00+00:00 June 26th, 2019|Events, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Indigo Banners Draw A Connection From Cuyahoga River Fire To Our Blue Jeans

Playing Up Downstairs | Eleanor Anderson, 2019

  April 5-May 26th, 2019 Eleanor Anderson, Playing Up Downstairs Praxis Artist-in-Residence I approach my work across mediums with as much room as possible for continuous recalibration. When I sit down to weave, I compose on the loom without a preconceived drawing in mind. I strive to honor a tradition with nimble improvisation [...]

By | 2020-07-08T17:12:21+00:00 June 24th, 2019|Past Exhibitions|Comments Off on Playing Up Downstairs | Eleanor Anderson, 2019