Featured News | June 2, 2014
From a Grand Teton Association press release:
ON SATURDAY, JUNE 14, JOIN DORIS FLORIG, TAPESTRY ARTIST AND FIBER SCULPTOR AS SHE WEAVES A TAPESTRY ON THE GROUNDS OF THE CRAIG THOMAS DISCOVERY AND VISITOR CENTER FROM 2-5 p.m.
Doris Florig has returned to her summer home in Wilson to again weave her magic in Teton County using her indoor studio at the Teton Science School in Kelly as a base of operations. Not only will Doris be teaching with the Art Association of Jackson Hole, but she will continue her studio demonstrations and is the first featured artist with Artists in the Environment 2014. In the past, Doris has been a featured artist with the National Museum of Wildlife Art and participated in the renowned Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.
Self-sufficiency underscores her life in Canada, Vermont and Wyoming. Winters with her husband on a 44’sailboat round out the unique life style that fosters her passion for learning. In fact, when sailing in the Caribbean and Central American waters, she seeks weaving and fiber art techniques from cultures in countries with a long textile tradition. (From her website) “She has absorbed the skills of netting and braiding from the Cree Indians, Flechee finger weaving from the French Canadians, spinning from Ontario sheep farmers, natural dyes from the Navajo, plaiting straw from the Bahamians, seat weaving from the blind.”
The Artists in the Environment weaving demonstration will incorporate hand-dyed fibers and a loom and will feature Wyoming aspens as a motif, referencing the aspens on the grounds of the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center.
Doris offers a generous and fascinating vision of creativity to the public , especially those interested in fibers, tapestry and soft sculpture. Currently she is excited to be designing indoor and outdoor art work and dying her own fibers for the creation of large pieces.
Bring a chair! Watch Doris work with fibers while answering questions and interacting with the public.
Inclement weather location: Indoors at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center
Celebrating an over fifty year legacy of augmenting Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton Association (GTA) distributes proceeds from its bookstores to enhance Education, Research and Interpretation. Artists in the Environment (AIE) is a popular outreach venue which enhances the heritage and history of landscape art.