Join ScaleHouse’s first interactive High Fiber Arts Symposium May 13-14.
Together, with artists working on the cutting edge of traditional craft, they will consider the ways in which the handmade has been influenced by technology and explore how the expressive needs of the artist have caused the textile arts to transcend their humble origins.
Selected visiting artists and local artists/makers known for crossing the boundary from the hand made into fine art will join in art conversations and presentations and lead hands-on workshops. Designers and creators of wearable art and accessories as well as other fiber artisans will offer their wares at a Marketplace Pop-up.
The Symposium ends with an evening of festivities and swag, performances and a Fashion Runway finale.
Friday Evening Keynote Speaker and Panel
5-9pm at the High Fiber Hub in the Old Mill District (North end of the Old Mill District, across from Chico’s, 320 Powerhouse Dr., Ste., 110)
Keynote Speaker: Jeanne Carver
Jeanne Carver, along with husband Dan, own and operate the historic Imperial Stock Ranch in north Central Oregon. Established in 1871 as a homestead claim, it became Oregon’s largest individually owned land and livestock holding by 1900, raising tens of thousands of sheep. Located in a High Desert climate, the ranch has maintained production in sheep, cattle, grains and hay throughout its history of more than 145 years. The ranch headquarters are a National Historic District.
Panel Discussion: The Fiber Arts Transformation moderated by Jean Wells
Friday Evening Marketplace
Vendors will be open for business on Friday evening from 5-8pm at the High Fiber Hub.