Beginning at 6:30 p.m. this evening with a talk and craft-in led by Smith (participants are invited to bring a craft project or work with the artist on a rug-in-process in the gallery), the event will culminate tomorrow with a full day of activities that include live sheep-shearing, a series of related fiber-art-related talks and a sheep-to-shawl competition pitting teams of professional carders, spinners and weavers against each other in a quest to create a beautiful shawl from raw material in one day. Its a great opportunity to see what goes into fiber production, notes MCA programming director Sarah Baie. People can see how things are made in a way they wouldnt have access to otherwise and be put in touch with artisans and crafters. We hope to use craft as a way to talk about bigger ideas.
MCA Denver is at 1485 Delgany Street; all aspects of Sheep to Shawl are free with regular museum admission ($5 to $10). For more information, go to www.mcadenver.org or call 303-298-7554.
Fri., March 25, 6:30 p.m.; Sat., March 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2011