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

‘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

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

Creative Fusion: Waterways to Waterways turns our reimagined river into a living work of art

Water. Margaret Atwood wrote that water is patient, Martin Luther King opined for justice to roll down like water, and Leonardo da Vinci reminds us that water is the driving force in nature. Universally considered an eternal symbol of life, purity, and rebirth, water comprises 71 percent of our planet and over 50 percent of our [...]

By | 2019-07-25T00:11:49+00:00 January 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Creative Fusion: Waterways to Waterways turns our reimagined river into a living work of art

Local artist and neighborhood champion turns a vacant, forgotten lot into a promising indigo farm

 In neighborhoods across Cleveland, vacant, overgrown lots undergo a transformation for fruits and veggies to take root, but in one vacant lot in Cleveland's Waterloo Arts District, an indigo garden had its first successful season. Jessica Pinsky, the founder of Praxis Fiber Workshop, a nonprofit fiber art center in the revitalized arts district of Collinwood, said [...]

By | 2019-01-31T21:06:23+00:00 January 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Local artist and neighborhood champion turns a vacant, forgotten lot into a promising indigo farm

Praxis, Brick and Ink House: the DIY (Art) World Revolution

ArtHopper.Org, October 21, 2015 by Lane Cooper The experiment that is Waterloo is coming along nicely. This past summer saw the addition of three new hubs of creative enterprise with the additions of Brick Ceramic + Design Studio, Praxis Fiber Workshop andZygote Press’s Ink House Annex. These endeavors are multifaceted in what they represent, providing for [...]

By | 2015-11-06T16:09:12+00:00 November 6th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Video: Free weaving workshop for domestic violence survivors

Cleveland  19 CBS News Oct 15, 2015 WATCH VIDEO The goal is to give women some solace and let them know the community cares. That’s why Praxis Fiber Workshop is offering victims of domestic violence a free day. To treat trauma and anxiety, alternative medicine has been used like weaving. That’s what Executive Director Jessica Pinksy [...]

By | 2015-11-06T16:05:44+00:00 November 6th, 2015|News|0 Comments