Exhibit to be on display through November 6

The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is excited to present artist Kristen Anderson’s series of work, “Restorative Loops” in the Gallery from October 6 through November 6. This stunning series of eleven 4’ x 4’ felted “paintings” is an amazing example of the felting process. It represents a personal exploration of relationships Anderson developed over time with elements in the natural world. These relationships have formed circles of connection and reciprocity.  

Anderson is a fiber artist, creating wool felt tapestries and rugs using a traditional wet felting technique. The scraps from her work allow for additional experiments with wool which become textural hangings and sculptural objects. Her hand work focuses on connection to both the natural world and the inner self. 

Anderson works in her Bigfork, Minn. studio, located in the Chippewa National Forest, where she balances studio work, farming, and volunteering as a forest technician at the Marcell Experimental Forest. 

Anderson received her B.A. in Biology and Art from St. Olaf College and has studied with artist Mary Reichert at Otlak Felt Studio. She learned to felt at a spinning rendezvous over 20 years ago and dabbled in it for years before devoting a deeper commitment to studio work about 7 years ago. She has had solo exhibits of her tapestries and has contributed work to numerous group shows in northern Minnesota. More information can be found at her website: www.cardamomstudio.org.

A closing reception featuring fiber arts demonstrations and a chance to meet artist Kristen Anderson is planned for Saturday, November 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This reception is open to all and free to attend, with light refreshments available.  

The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center Gallery and Gift Shop Hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m..  Private gallery viewing and tours can be arranged by contacting Cheryl Bannes at 218-385-3339 or cheryl@kulcher.org. 

For more information, please contact the Cultural Center at 385-3339, info@kulcher.org, www.kulcher.org or on Facebook (@CCNYM).