Deborah McCleary Foutch, Charging the Aquifer

August 24 – September 4, 2017 • Minnesota State Fairgrounds • Selections from A Common Thread 2017

Join us in the Creative Activities Building to see an amazing array of pieces from this year’s Textile Center member exhibition.

Participating Artists in Textile Center’s Creative Activities Exhibition

  • Katie DeCosse
  • Erin Lavelle
  • Susan Leschke
  • Layl McDill
  • Mimie Pollard
  • Mayumi Takahashi
  • Marsha Wiest-Hines

Ongoing demonstrations from representatives of many of Textile Center’s affiliated guilds will also be featured in the building, including:

  • American Sewing Guild
  • Minnesota Knitters Guild
  • Midwest Machine Knitters Collaborative
  • Polymer Clay Guild
  • Needleworkers’ Guild & Embroiderers’ Guild of Minnesota
  • Upper Midwest Bead Society
  • Crochet Twin Cities
  • Weavers Guild of Minnesota

And don’t forget to stop by the Fine Arts Building to view the spectacular fiber artists chosen for this State Fair’s exhibition – many are Textile Center members – and to see the winner of Textile Center’s Award for Excellence and Innovation: Deborah McCleary Foutch, Charging the Aquifer. Also in Fine Arts, check out STUDIO HERE – 12 Artists, 12 Hours, 12 Days, a special exhibition that spotlights one practicing Minnesota artist each day working from 9 am to 9 pm. Fiber artist and Jerome Fellow Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker will be participating on Friday, August 25.

(Top image, artwork from left: Marsha Wiest-Hines (on stand), Katie DeCosse, Erin Lavelle, Mimie Pollard)