Howard Park debuts first artist series in August
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Howard Park will debut its first artist series, “Entwined: Storytelling Through Fiber Art” in the Howard Park Event Center on August 5.
The temporary exhibit is available free to the public through August 28.
“Entwined” is based on the fiber arts of embroidery, macramé, and braiding techniques and will feature variations of fiber art ranging from arts and crafts to large quilts.
The exhibit focuses on women artists and features artists Helen Geglio, Krista Hoefle, Annie Johnson, Marissa Wallace and Candi Wesaw.
“Women are the backbone of Native American communities. Love and compassion goes into all of their labor on behalf of the people, said Marcus Winchester, Director of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s History and Culture Center. “By supporting this event we hope to weave a better understanding of Potawatomi culture in South Bend with our larger goal of empowering our citizens to maintain traditional crafts into the future,” Winchester said.
A variety of additional educational opportunities will be available to the public.
“The artist series was started to support both local and regional artists, and to have a big educational component to it, while being something completely different than what is already being offered in South Bend,” said Howard Park Manager, Danica Kulemeka. “It’s one way we are able to help bridge the gap between the importance of art and the community, and fiber art is just one of the many mediums in which I hope to highlight here at Howard Park.”