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Ties and Knots

Ties and Knots exhibit, Nov. 7, 2018 - Jan. 24, 2019Textile arts have a long history of tradition and utility. In contemporary art, textiles are among the most versatile mediums. Ties and Knots: Weaving Narratives of Northeast Florida is an exploration of the dynamic relationship between tradition and modernity, as textiles expand beyond functional art and into the realm of fine art.

Ties and Knots Events

Main Library
Nov 28 2018 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Artist @ Work: Sewing with Sharla

Ties and Knots artist, Sharla Valeski, will demonstrate how to make her signature cloth sculptures in this hands-on workshop. Participants should bring a 1/2 yard of cotton fabric. Register at https://bit.ly/2PHFHGj
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Main Library
Dec 5 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Art Walk @ Main Library

Fashionistas, assemble your ensembles for this Art Walk event! Fashion designer Bobby Kelley will host a pop-up exhibit of one-of-a-kind pieces by local designers. This event is co-sponsored by Fashion Group International of North Florida and Sew Innovative of Jacksonville.

Art Exhibitions:
• Jax Makerspace Gallery - Ties and Knots: Weaving narratives of Northeast Florida
• 2nd Floor Gallery - Milli Fiori: the Art of Susan Henderson
• 3rd Floor Betty Francis Gallery - Avenue of Palms: the Art of Laura Robinson
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Main Library
Dec 8 2018 -
11:00am to 2:00pm

Multicultural Holiday Textile Extravaganza

Do it for the culture! Bring the family to the Jax Makerspace for the Multicultural Holiday Textile Extravaganza. Explore other cultures with hands-on-activities and demonstrations that celebrate diverse holiday traditions. Knots1

Main Library
Dec 15 2018 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Fashion Design Workshop with Sew Innovative of Jacksonville

Learn all the steps and elements of fashion design in this three hour workshop. You’ll explore topics like drafting and cutting patterns, fabric textures, fabric illustration, and fashion storyboards, as you create three original designs. Each participant should bring four fat quarters of cotton fabric. All other supplies will be provided.Register at https://bit.ly/2S1MIDi
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Main Library
Jan 2 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Art Walk @ Main Library

Ready to start your resolutions off right? The Jax Makerspace has everything you need to learn a new skill! Local textile artists will show off their wares and demonstrate their crafts at the January Art Walk. Knots1

Art Exhibitions:
• Jax Makerspace Gallery - Ties and Knots: Weaving Narratives of Northeast Florida
• 2nd Floor Gallery - Milli Fiori: the Art of Susan Henderson
• 3rd Floor Betty Francis Gallery - Avenue of Palms: the Art of Laura Robinson

Main Library
Jan 2 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Art Walk @ Main Library

Ready to start your resolutions off right? The Jax Makerspace has everything you need to learn a new skill! Local textile artists will show off their wares and demonstrate their crafts at the January Art Walk. Knots1

Art Exhibitions:
• Jax Makerspace Gallery - Ties and Knots: Weaving Narratives of Northeast Florida
• 2nd Floor Gallery - Milli Fiori: the Art of Susan Henderson
• 3rd Floor Betty Francis Gallery - Avenue of Palms: the Art of Laura Robinson

Main Library
Jan 12 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Artist @ Work: Sarah Crooks

Ecofeminist artist Sarah Crooks will host this creative engagement workshop which explores personal agency and the healing power of Water. Based on her monumental tapestry drawing Decent; Dissent; Descend: Into The Springs of RED Pearl River, participants will craft a personal narrative drawing in mixed media illustrating their personal story. All supplies provided. Register at https://bit.ly/2q013Ub
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Main Library
Jan 15 2019 -
5:30pm to 6:45pm

Artists @ Work: Ties and Knots

Meet some of the textile and fiber artists from the current exhibit, Ties and Knots: Weaving Narratives of Northeast Florida. Panelists will discuss their medium and art making process. Knots1

Main Library
Feb 6 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Art Walk @ Main Library

Ready to start your resolutions off right? The Jax Makerspace has everything you need to learn a new skill! Local textile artists will show off their wares and demonstrate their crafts at the January Art Walk. Knots1

Art Exhibitions:
• Jax Makerspace Gallery - Ties and Knots: Weaving Narratives of Northeast Florida
• 2nd Floor Gallery - Milli Fiori: the Art of Susan Henderson
• 3rd Floor Betty Francis Gallery - Avenue of Palms: the Art of Laura Robinson

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