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October 16, 2012 / weavingschool

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to announce a new monthly series featuring our member artists showcasing their work and discussing their inspirations and processes!
Bring a lunch and join in the casual conversation at the Emporium Center.
Presentations are free and open to the public.
View online.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 12:00-1:00 PM

with fiber artist GERI FORKNER

at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville

Geri Forkner is a weaver and felt maker who enjoys saving materials from the global scrapheap. Like many women in her generation, her grandmother taught the girls in her family the “usual” fiber processes. Many years of raising children, teaching, and making “one of everything” have given Forkner the expertise to make beautiful things. She also now has the confidence to comment on social issues using skills polished along the way. Geri creates felted and woven works of art from her studio in Sweetwater. She regularly teaches fiber arts classes regionally, nationally, and internationally to both children and adults, is the recipient of an Artists-In-The-Schools grant, and is the dynamic force behind Tennessee Presents Textiles, a fashion show comprising the works of both up-and-coming and seasoned fiber artists. A member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, Geri cherishes the old traditions and skills while using fibers in innovative ways to push the boundaries of weaving. For more information on Geri Forkner, visit or
Parking is plentiful! Visit to better understand where and how to park downtown. There is back-in angled metered parking on the Gay Street bridge between Depot Street and Jackson Avenue ($0.25 = 100 minutes). Parking is also available in the 180-space Jackson Avenue Parking Lot (caddy corner from the Emporium) for $0.50 an hour (max daily rate of $4) via coins, bills, and credit cards.For more information, please contact Suzanne at 865-523-7543 or
Upcoming sessions (Wednesdays at 12:00 PM):
November 14 – Marcia Goldenstein & Jean Hess, painting/collage; discussion of their exhibition in the Balcony of the Emporium
December 12 – Ann Lacava, jewelry
January 16 – Fritz Massaquoi, fiber/weaving
February 13 – Dennis Sabo, photography
March 13 – Bobbie Crews, painting; discussion of exhibition in the Balcony

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