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slöjd; Make Your Own Wire Craft

Join staff and volunteers from the American Swedish Institute and create your own wire project at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design! Wire craft is a type of slöjd, or handcraft, that is experiencing a renaissance in Sweden today. Participants can make a small wire hook, adding their own artistic embellishments from 6-12 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2011.

This activity is in collaboration with the MCAD’s exhibit Material Matters [1], featuring 29 current MCAD students and alumni who mine the expressive potential of fiber media. As fibers, textiles, and the language of textile patterning have achieved wide currency in contemporary art practice, so too have MCAD students and alumni embraced these possibilities.

The American Swedish Institute, housed in the Turnblad Mansion, is a place to learn about and experience Swedish, Swedish-American, and Nordic culture, learn about the role of Swedish and other immigrants in Minnesota’s history, and share stories and experiences. As ASI undergoes a period of construction and renovation, look for us out in the community at events like this! www.americanswedishinst.org [2]

Part of the Material Matters exhibition. [1]