The fifth in a series featuring local artists called Talk About Art will take place next Thursday (April 23) at 7:30 p.m. at the Glen Arbor Art Association. The GAAA is offering this series to help the audience gain an appreciation and better understanding of art and how it is created, and the talks are free and open to the public.
Former architect Fred Ely learned basket making in Massachusetts from Ainsley Rockwood and after considerable trial and error, he produced his first mold and lightship style basket in 1985. Often inspired by the legends of Northwest Coast Indians, Fred carves the shapes of animals such as whales and eagles into his rims and handles and embellishes his weaving with porcupine quills, balen or dyed cane and sometimes adds silver or gold decorations. Each basket takes hundreds of hours to create and are highly regarded.
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