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Wool and Water: Craftivism Workshop with Michale Glennon and Tom Collins

July 26, 2023 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$20.00 – $40.00
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Wool and Water is a collaborative project that blends fiber art with scientific information to create visual representations of changing water quality conditions in the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain Basin. Created in association with the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the aim of this project is to showcase the legacy of protecting clean water. Knitting, crochet, weaving, and other fiber arts are used to illustrate concepts and trends related to our waterways, and to provide inspiration for their protection.

About the Artists: 

Michale Glennon is a wildlife ecologist, fiber artist, and director of Wool and Water, a project of the Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith’s College. She is a Senior Research Scientist at AWI. She helps provide leadership to AWI’s scientific research program, supports high quality research opportunities for students, and advocates for science in support of the management and stewardship of the natural resources of the Adirondack Park. Michale serves on the board of the Adirondack Council and Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, and is a member of Saranac Lake ArtWorks. She grew up in Lake Placid and lives in Ray Brook with her husband, Scott, and their two children.

Tom Collins has worked as an environmental educator in Colorado, Vermont, and here in the Adirondacks. He is invested in connecting visitors and residents to the issues that impact this region. At AWI Tom works with students, community members, and partner organizations to advance the mission of protecting clean water through education and outreach programming, such as Wool and Water.

Pre-registration required

$20 for ADKX Members; $25 for Non-Members; $40 for Non-Members workshop fee PLUS admission to exhibits