Minnesota weaver and artist Robbie LaFleur revisits Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” in this series of multiple technique textiles including: French knot, tapestry weave, screen print on fabric, block print on sheep skin. Viewing LaFleur's “Scream” interpretations makes for an enjoyably pleasant viewing, as well as enjoying other visitors discover and laugh (in stitches). On view in the Turnblad Mansion Community Gallery.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Robbie LaFluer, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been following a thread of Scandinavian textiles since she studied weaving at Valdres Husflidsskole in Fagernes, Norway in 1977. She has continued her study with Scandinavian instructors at workshops in Norway and the U.S. Recent projects include interpreting Edvard Munch's "Scream" painting into a variety of textile techniques and weaving tapestry portraits of her relatives. She was awarded the gold Medal in Weaving from the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in 2006. Robbie coordinates the Weavers Guild of Minnesota Scandinavian Weavers Study Group and is on the board of directors of the Weavers Guild of Minnesota.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota.
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