every kind of maker’s tool
the minnesota weavers guild
“Every Kind of Maker’s Tool” from back strap loom to computer with handmade textiles from the members of the Weavers Guild of Minnesota. Their members will be in the gallery on the opening date of Sunday, April 7, demonstrating weaving on a loom and other textile techniques, and again on Sunday, April 28.
The Weavers Guild of Minnesota, founded in 1940, has established itself as a nationally recognized resource for the arts for weaving, spinning and dyeing. Membership has grown from the original twenty-six members, including famed weaver Hilma Berglund, to more than 600 members in 2019.
The Guild serves nearly 700 new and experienced fiber artists each year through classes and events. There are three catalogs per year. Offerings include beginning classes in weaving (floor loom, rigid heddle, and off-loom techniques, wheel, drop spindle, e-spinner) along with a variety of intermediate and advanced classes and workshops. Member events include meetings, lectures, self-study, interest groups, exhibition opportunities and the annual guild sale.
steele county art exhibition
Calling all artists in Steele County who are 18 years of age or older or are a member of the Owatonna Arts Center! Show your latest creations in the 67th Annual Steele County Art Exhibition in May. Download the application.
The following media can be shown: oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, pen & ink, hand-pulled prints, charcoal, pastel, crayon and sculpture.
Artists can pick up entry forms at the center during regular business hours.
Gallery hours are 1-5 pm, Tuesday through Sunday.