Preserving Craft and Culture, One Weaving At a Time

Tuesday, June 27, 1:00-4:00 PM
Melanie Ebertz

Melanie Ebertz, founder of ArtAndes, a textile and travel business focused in the Andean region of Peru, has been working closely with a Quechua weaving community since the mid-eighties. Their work will be on display in WBCA’s Ford Family Gallery from June 19-29. On June 27, stop by anytime from 1:00-4:00 PM for a weaving demonstration as well as a colorful slide show of Peruvian culture & art to give you a better understanding of Peru’s cultural richness and biodiversity through the heights of the Andes and the depth of the Quechua Indigenous people.

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Inner Gold: Tressa Sularz

Tuesday, July 18, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Thursday, August 10, 6:30-8:30 PM
Tressa Sularz

Inner Gold: Tressa Sularz is a solo exhibition of fiber art at White Bear Center for the Arts. On Tuesday, July 18, from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM, Tressa will demonstrate her unique twining techniques in the gallery with an informal discussion about her work. On Thursday, August 10, from 7:00-8:30 PM, Tressa will talk about her work, and there will be a screening of a short film about the artist and her artwork by Mike Hazard. To learn more about Tressa and to view her work, visit

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A Journey in Woodfiring

Thursday, July 20, 7:00-8:30 PM
Zac Spates

Come learn about a different aspect of pottery! Zac Spates is a potter/ceramicist living & working in Hudson, WI. Zac was an assistant to Richard Bresnahan at Saint John’s Pottery and then was an apprentice at Mark Hewitt Pottery in Pittsboro, NC. He will speak about his apprenticeships and setting up his own studio and kilns in Hudson, WI. Zac will also discuss his wood firings and how he achieves different surfaces. Zac is also leading a wood firing this fall.

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