Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Artist's Talk and Knit-in at Waterfall Arts

Below is an article from the Free Press about Katie and Karen's "knit-in." -

Artist's Talk and Knit-in at Waterfall Arts
3/25/2010 9:29:00 AM Email this article • Print this article

Karen Jelenfy, left, and Katie Wolfrum with their “Swifts and Swallows” piece at Waterfall Arts photo by Martha Piscuskas

To highlight the current "Branching Out: Taking Wing" exhibit at Waterfall Arts, artist Karen Jelenfy will hold a knit-in and give an artist's talk on Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to noon.

During the Branching Out mentoring program Jelenfy worked with Katie Wolfrum on hand-knitted "nests" and watercolors. Jelenfy, owner of Village Books in Washington, describes herself as an artist, reader and obsessive knitter. She will discuss the Taking Wing exhibit, the mentoring process and "Swifts and Swallows," the collaborative installation she and Wolfrum created.

Through the Branching Out program, Waterfall Arts pairs area youth with professional artists to work together to create art, inspiring each other in the process. In addition, each team is invited to make a public presentation of their work to a school or community group.

Artists and knitters are invited to sit in the gallery, hear the talk, have a discussion and knit together. Those interested can try out simple 3-D knitting, with guidance from Jelenfy. Small amounts of interesting yarn will be provided. All levels of knitters are welcome - bring your sticks. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.waterfallarts.org or call 338-2222.

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