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  1. Foraged Show & Tell

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    Foraged, is a collaboration between textile artist Annabella Sardelis and visual artist Annie Irene Hejny, two artists who have dedicated their lives to celebrating the natural beauty of Minnesota in their art. Their unique artistic process involves months of foraging for local plants to create natural dyes and pigments that grow abundantly around the Twin Cities. Foraged will premiere Hejny’s first body of abstract paintings created exclusively with handmade natural pigments rather than manufactured acrylic alongside Sardelis’ new line of wool scarves and an installation of sample specimens that the two women have collected on their journey.

    ✨?✨SHOW & TELL ✨?✨
    Saturday, November 16th • 11am
    Moderated by Carolyn Halliday
    $7 Pre-sale admission available, $10 door
    Annie Hejny & Annabella Sardelis host a hands on look into materials used to create that went into creating ‘Foraged’.
    Start your morning out with coffee, conversation and community. Learn about #jewelweed#buckthorn#elderberry#birch#sumac#walnut#tansy & #goldenrod.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday • 11am – 6pm

    Annie Irene Hejny is a visual artist who creates abstract paintings and drawings with natural materials. Rooted in a strong connection to the earth and her home state of Minnesota, She has successfully completed nearly 50 commissioned projects for galleries, private collections, and public institutions, both locally and nationwide, that utilize organic foraged materials. She has participated in several notable residencies and mentorship programs, and exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions. Her largest solo exhibition to-date at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (2018) received 10,000+ visitors and one painting remains in the museum’s permanent collection. Hejny is currently a member of Form + Content Gallery in Minneapolis, MN.www.annie-hejny.com • @AnnieHejny

    Annabella Sardelis is a textile artist and founder of INDIGO & SNOW, a Minneapolis studio located in the Casket Arts building that is dedicated to sustainable design. In addition to producing hand-dyed and painted apparel, accessories and decor, she teaches natural indigo workshops with a focus on zero waste practices. She exhibits her work nationally and has been featured in the New York Times, Elle, and Apartment Therapy, as well as other publications. Her goal is to make the world a more beautiful place.www.indigoandsnow.com • @indigoandsnow

    Carolyn Halliday has been showing her work nationally and internationally for nearly two decades, earning a variety of awards. She was a 2013 fiscal year recipient of a Mn State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant. In 2015 she was appointed the first member and Chair of the newly created National Artists Advisory Council for Textile Center. She was just announced as a recipient of Textile Center’s Spun Gold Award 2020, honoring artists and advocates for a lifetime of dedication to fiber art and textile center. Materiality, textile tradition stretched to the non-traditional, and ecological/evolutionary/biological concerns form the triad that drives Halliday’s art work. She uses the vocabulary of textiles to create sculptural forms that reflect her experiences with nature.

    Her work is in the collection of Minnesota Historical Society( 2001, 2006) and the Weisman Art Museum (2016). In spring of 2014, she was the featured visual artist for an episode of the televised tpt production Minnesota Originals. She was one of the showcased artists in the 2006 tpt production of Textile Center’s Artwear in Motion Runway Show. Halliday is a featured artist in the books: Sculpture, Artistry in Fiber, Vol.2; Knitting Art: 150 Innovative Works from 18 Contemporary Artists ; and How to Be a Feminist Artist: Investigations from the Women’s Art Institute. Her work has also appeared in Surface Design Journal,Interweave Knits, and Jacquard, a cura della Fondazione arte della Seta Lisio, Italy.

    She was trained in the Critical Response protocol while a protegee in the WARM Mentor program, which she has been facilitating for two decades. A mentor in the WARM and Textile Center Mentor programs, she continues to privately mentor artists. An artist who loves talking and thinking about art, Halliday has given and facilitated presentations in a range of venues. www.carolynhalliday.com • @artknitter