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Volunteer at the Northern Spark Festival!

2017-06-01T12:33:42+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Events, Member News, News, Programs, Volunteering|

Climate Chaos | People Rising | Along the Green Line | June 10 – 8:59 pm to 5:26 am

Join us for #northernspark! #Weaving from waste. Textile Center and Weavers Guild of Minnesota present Lawn-a-Loom: Weaving out of Waste. This project will span a space of Coffman Lawn, creating a site-specific, “environmental” loom using existing structures. It’s easy for anyone–all ages and artistic ability–to participate, bring your own materials and learn to weave! We’ll weave with discarded textiles and yarn. Participants are invited to contribute surplus material of their choice to the collaborative textile. Our weaving could include: old clothing, computer cables, plastic bags, raw wool, blankets, belts, flags, and more. Dive in and create art out of waste! You’ll be able to put your whole body into the process – it’s a collaborative experience! The finished weaving will be displayed at Textile Center, a national center for fiber art. +++++

Represent Textile Center and the Weavers Guild of Minnesota – Volunteer! 

What is Northern Spark?
Northern Spark is a free all-night art festival exploring the effects of climate change through participatory projects in the neighborhoods along the Metro Transit Green Line.

When does it happen?
From sunset on June 10 to sunrise on June 11, Northern Spark will illuminate and draw audiences to neighborhoods and public spaces all along the METRO Green Line.

Where does it happen?
The Textile Center and Weavers Guild project take place at the Coffman Memorial Union Lawn adjacent to the Weisman Art Museum on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota campus.

What will volunteers do?
Create “Lawn-a-Loom: Weaving out of Waste” a site-specific environmental loom outdoors.









Easy for all ages and any artistic ability – participants are invited to bring their own materials – volunteers will help festival participants weave with discarded textiles and yarn, plastic bags, and more! The finished product will be displayed at the Textile Center.

To sign-up, https://www.volunteersignup.org/KXMY3


MEDIA: Press Release can be found here>

Link to the Textile Center’s post can be found here>

For questions, contact bbowman@weaversguildmn.org