Opening Events, Spinning Yarn: Storytelling Through Southern Art

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Crealdé School of Art says
September 16, 2016-January 14, 2017

"Spinning Yarn: Storytelling Through Southern Art"

Displays at both the Alice & William Jenkins Gallery & Hannibal Square Heritage Center

Opening Weekend Receptions, Events & Workshops

Friday, September 16, 2016
Opening Receptions. Explore the power of visual storytelling with 40 works of art created by 20 contemporary, self-taught and traditional artists living and working in 10 Southern states. The two-venue exhibition is on display at the Alice & William Jenkins Gallery and at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center. The evening begins with a 7-8:30 pm reception at the Jenkins Gallery, continuing from 8:30-10 pm at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center with live music.

Saturday, September 17
Sweetgrass Basketmaking Open House
Hannibal Square Heritage Center
10 am-6 pm – Open House & Basket Sale
10:30-11:30 am – Coffee and Conversation with Barbara McCormick and LaQuetta Smith
Born and raised in the sweetgrass corridor of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, "Spinning Yarn" featured artist Barbara McCormick and her daughter LaQuetta Smith share the traditions of their time-honored craft in a morning program and afternoon workshop (details below) as well as offering their baskets for sale, with extended hours at the center. Free.

Storytelling Traditions of Sweetgrass Basketmaking Workshop
1:30-5:30 pm, Saturday, September 17
Hannibal Square Heritage Center
Learn the basics of sweetgrass basketmaking with Barbara McCormick and LaQuetta Smith. Open to adults and children ages 8 and older accompanied by an adult. Seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Limited to 15 participants. Free.

Sunday, September 18th
Storytelling Traditions of Sweetgrass Basketmaking Workshop, 10 am-2 pm
Crealdé Main Campus, Studio 1B
$40 Members, $50 Non-members
South Carolina artists Barbara McCormick and her daughter LaQuetta Smith will weave stories of their time-honored tradition while guiding you to produce a basket of your own. McCormick learned the art of sweetgrass basket weaving from her family members at an early age. She carries on the West African tradition that dates back more than 300 years with her own children and teaches classes as well as exhibiting her work in museums. She can be seen in the documentary Grass Roots: The Enduring Art of the Lowcountry Basket. Materials provided. Register online at crealde.org, or call 407.671.1886. Space limited.


This project is supported by an award from the National Endowment of the Arts, the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.
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