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Kristina Vermeulen Craft LAIR: Local Artist-in-Residence

January 26 - March 18

Join us for upcoming events or visit the studio to try your hand at tapestry.

Meet Kristina:
Kristina Vermeulen is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Eastern Passage, N.S. She received her BFA in Fine Arts from NSCAD University in 2007. Having grown up on a hog farm in the Annapolis Valley, much of her work has been heavily influenced on exploring the rural experience and the routine nature of raising livestock.

Though her earlier work was based in mixed media drawing and printmaking, much of her current work is focused on fibre and textile arts. Common to her practice is a central theme of working in multiples and creating work using highly repetitive processes.

During her residency at the Centre for Craft Nova Scotia, she is looking to expand her work in tapestry weaving and explore imagery that encapsulates the feeling of equanimity.

Tuesdays for Tapestry
Kristina will be keeping regular studio hours Tuesdays from 1pm-5pm until March 13. Drop in any time to see what she’s working on and try your hand at the tapestry loom affectionately named “Frankie the Hob-Gobelin.”

Spinning March 3rd
Always wanted to learn how yarn is spun? Join us Saturday, March 3rd from 11am-2pm for a drop-in drop-spindle demo. Try your hand at spinning and take home your own hand-spun for a $10 material fee.

Crafternoon March 17th
Join us for a FREE crafternoon March 17th from 11am-2pm. Bring in your latest textile project to work on and get feedback from Kristina and your fellow fibre fiends. Get inspired with tips and tricks for your next knitting/crochet/weaving/spinning adventure!

About our Craft LAIR:

Complementing our pre-professional summer residency and our airCRAFT career development residency program, the Craft LAIR supports craft artists with at least three years of independent professional practice and have an interest in community engagement. These eight to ten week, project-based residencies offer craft-artists a free, semi-private, work/display space adjacent to our Mary E. Black Gallery.