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Documentary and Discussion: Yarn
Knitting and crocheting, long dismissed as home hobby and granny-craft, are at the forefront of the current revolution in fiber arts. As part of its “Fiber Without Borders” exhibition, the Glen Arbor Arts Center will host a screening of the 2016 documentary Yarn, and audience talk-back discussion on September 19, 7 pm at the Empire Township Hall, 10088 W. Front St., Empire. Yarn is presented in collaboration with the Glen Lake Community Library.
The traditional crafts of crochet and knitting have become one of the hottest movements in modern art. Yarn looks at the new ways an old craft is transformed in the hands of several international practitioners. The film’s journey begins in Iceland and moves around the globe to sample the sometimes quirky, always thought-provoking approaches to these needle arts.
Yarn is offered without charge. “Fiber Without Borders,” a juried exhibition, runs September 13 – November 7 at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. For more information call 231/334-6112.