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The Great Makers Exchange Highlights Nordic Craft and Artisans: Mini-Workshops, Demonstrations and an Artist Market

Hands-on Nordic Craft celebrating and learning for all ages with workshops, demonstrations, an artist market, live music and a talk by Tia Salmela Keobounpheng; noon – 5 pm Sunday, Aug. 6th; Mini-Workshops at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Entrance included in ASI Museum Admission:  $10 Adults, $7 ages 62+, $5 Students with ID and youth ages 5-12. FREE for ASI members. Workshop Reg. is $25.

Beginners, professionals and the curious can all find something to experience. Watch how it’s done and take home a finished work that you’ve crafted during a workshop or purchased from an artist.  Master craftspeople and ASI resident instructors— woodworkers, painters, weavers, textile artists, ceramicists and jewelers, lead the workshops for youth and adults. Partner organizations: FOCI Minnesota Center for Glass Arts, North House Folk School, Silverwood Park and Women’s Woodshop

Live Music:

12:30 – The Hunky Dory Scandinavian All-Stars;

1:30 – Tjärnblom

Featured Maker Talk and Art Installation: – 1p.m., Practicing CreativityFinnish-American designer/jewelry maker Tia Salmela Keobounpheng

Interactive Water Color Station with Artist-in-Residence Tara Sweeney

Ongoing: Craft & Design Focused Micro-Tours of the Turnblad Mansion

Makers Market in the ASI Courtyard

Makers Market Artists and Workshop Instructors:

Carin Ekstrand-Anderson (STITCHESbycarin), Liz Bucheit (Crown Trout Jewelers), Sue Flanders (Kilns of Flanders), LizHilde (illustrator), Beth Homa (Birch Bark Weaving), Tia Salmela Keobounpheng (Silvercocoon – jewelry), Natalie Norman (Folkdress Fantasy), Chiaki O’Brien (SAORI Studio FUN – weaving), Angela Robins (woodcarver), Nora Schaper (Bodylish –body care), Cecila Schiller (Scultor/woodcarver), Julie Steller (Steller Handcrafted Goods), Kelsey Oseid (Kelzuki, illustrator/author) and  Vevang MPLS (woodcarvers).

10 a.m. – Noon

Birch Bark Card Holder Weaving

Youth Only – Intro. to Embroidery (ages 7-17, adults can register with youth participants)

Pocket Dala Horse

Intro. to SAORI Weaving

2 – 4 p.m.

Sami-Inspired Bracelets

Youth Only- Fabric Stenciling (ages 7-17)

Mechanical Marvels – automata moving figures

Hooked! – carved wall hooks

ASI: museum, cultural center, and gathering place to share experiences around culture, migration, the environment and the arts, informed by ties to Sweden. 2600 Park Ave. Mpls. Info: or 612-871-4907.

HOURS:  Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Wed. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. Noon–5 p.m.; closed Mon. Admission: $10 adults, $7 ages 62 +, $5 ages 6–18 & full-time students with ID. Free for ASI members and kids ages 5 and under.

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