Carol Irving - A Weaver's Journal of Endangered Wildflowers
Thursday, October 17 - Saturday, November 23
Opening Reception (which includes a talk by the artist) Thursday, October 17 (6 - 8 PM)
Detroit born, Carol Irving moved to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan at the age of 24. Before her move to the Upper Peninsula, she had earned a degree in Botany, lived in New Mexico and then Oregon, and always had a love for art, particularly fiber arts. Carol had taken an introductory class in weaving while in college and began to explore this art form on her own. Over many years, she has fine-tuned her craft into an art. She has taken many workshops from noted weavers including British Rug Weaver, Peter Collingwood. Her works have won awards and honors in juried art, and fiber shows throughout the Northern Midwestern states. Her work was included in the recently published book, The Art of Weaving.
Michigan has many unique habitats and is home to many endangered and special species of plants. Carol hopes this woven series of Michigan’s Endangered Wildflowers will bring attention to their threatened and sometimes endangered status.