EDWARDSVILLE - The Edwardsville Arts Center (EAC) is hosting the Weave, Coil, Twine, Plait, Knot: Traditional and Contemporary Basketry Exhibition from February 10th – March 24th, with the Opening Reception taking place on February 17th from 6-8 p.m.

The basketry exhibition is co-curated by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) University Museum Executive Curator, Erin Vigneau-Dimick and artist, Sun Smith-Foret. “We are incredibly honored to host this amazing exhibit that Erin and Sun have co-curated,” said EAC Executive Director, Beth Browne. “It's a wonderful history of functional traditional basket making and contemporary interpretations of basket techniques, highlighting the importance of preserving traditional crafts and their influence on contemporary artworks.”

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“In conjunction with the exhibition,” follows Browne, “we are hosting a series of basketry-related programs throughout February and March including a free lecture featuring the curators, a panel of artists, and collectors; a breadbasket-making class; and weaving projects within a few of our Free Children's Saturday Class programs.” These programs, aside from the basket-making class, are free and open to the public.

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To learn more about the EAC, future exhibits, and current class schedules, please visit https://www.edwardsvilleartscenter.com/.

About the EAC

The Edwardsville Arts Center is a community visual arts center located in Edwardsville, Ill. The EAC inspires the lives of youth and the creative spirit of adults through classes, exhibits, and cultural events.

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