The August “fiber art” straw sculptures, flower frames, tree snuggie and art show in the Old Sandstone gallery prompted enthusiasm and many requests for some classes on how to do some of the fiber arts. ENCORE is offering four “fiber art” related classes during September, October, and November, as listed below. Preregistration (and payment) is required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Paula at the Village Hall to register. Provide your name, mailing address, phone, email address and which art class(es) you wish to register for. Class size is limited. • Making God’s Eyes. Teacher: Sharon Asp Cost: $10 materials fee. 3-session class dates: Mondays Sept 24th, Oct 1st and Oct 8th, 6:30-8:00pm at the Old Sandstone Gallery in Mt. Morris. Bring one skein of 4-ply acrylic yarn used for knitting and crocheting in the main color you wish to use for your God’s Eye wall hanging. • Basic Weaving for Beginners. Teacher: Michelle Drayton Cost: $15 materials fee. 3-session class dates: Mondays Sept 24th, Oct 1st and Oct 8th, 6:30-7:30pm at the Old Sandstone Gallery in Mt. Morris. Project: a 15x22” table mat/runner. Register by Sept 20th so that you can choose 2 colors for the instructor to order your 8/2 weaving cotton (this class is full). • Weaving Beyond the Basics. Teacher: Michelle Drayton Cost: $15 materials fee. 3-session class dates: Mondays Oct 15th, 22nd and 29th, 6:30-8:00pm at the Old Sandstone Gallery in Mt. Morris. Project: a 15x22” table mat/runner. Register by Sept 20th so that you can choose 2 colors for the instructor to order your 8/2 weaving cotton (this class is full). • Dying Fibers for Fiber Art Projects. Teacher: Maureen Mueller Cost: $10 materials fee. Date: Saturday, November 3rd, 1:00-3:00, Disciples United Methodist Church in Mt. Morris. Bring one skein of yarn you wish to dye for whatever fiber project you are working on.
The historic Mt. Morris College campus contains the oldest building in Mt. Morris, a beautifully preserved sandstone building used for science classes at the College and later converted to Watt Publishing Company. Encore! Mt. Morris has been able to acquire the use of the first floor as a multi-purpose art gallery space. Refurbished, painted and equipped during the summer of 2016 for art displays by volunteers, it has served as the anchor space for Encore! Mt. Morris to host numerous shows.
Regular shows are scheduled throughout the summer months, during the December holiday season, and less frequently at other times during the school year. The gallery is open during the summer Jamboree music concert series (Friday evenings) and Kable Band concerts (Wednesday evenings) and during other community events and festivals, as publicized. Summer 2018 schedule:
Student Art Show, June 1-27. Opening: June 1, 6-9:30pm
Regional Artist Showcase, June 29-July 27. Opening: June 29, 6-9:30pm
Artful Threads, a multitude of fiber artworks, August 1-31. Opening: August 3, 6-9:30pm
Art In The Country, September 8-29. Opening: September 8, 6-9:30pm