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Salish Wool Weaving Workshop

June 1 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

— from Kathy Youngren for Visual Arts Committee —
The Visual Arts Committee at Orcas Center is honored to host members of the Squamish Nation of B.C., Canada for the art exhibit in the month of June. The main focus will be the Salish Wool Weaving tradition which has been reclaimed by their community in a major way. In the words of Chief Janice George, “I see this as a responsibility and am passionate about reclaiming this art.” Robes and blankets are of major importance in the Salish Culture. Wearing a robe gives strength, focus, and a feeling of calmness to the wearer. “We are taught spiritual protection is part of what we are wearing and feel the love that is put into each hand movement it takes to make the robe,” according to Chief Janice. The exhibit will include a large collection of beautiful robes, shawls, and wall hangings woven with the inspiration of many spiritual, cultural, and scholarly mentors in the hope of reclaiming this important traditional art.
  • OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, May 30, 5:30 to 7 p.m., The weavers will introduce their art and creative process at 6 p.m. Bring the whole family to this culturally enlightening experience.
  • WALL HANGING WORKSHOP: Saturday, June 1, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Orcas Center, Madrona Room. Participants will learn techniques to create a Salish Style Woven wall-hanging. They will have use of looms and tools and the wool will be provided. Cost: $125 which includes instruction and materials. Pre-registration and payment is required. Go to the Orcas Center website and click on the link to “weaving workshops.”
For any additional information about the show contact Rick Jones, sixranch@mac.com.
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June 1
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Orcas Center

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