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December 2023

The Art of Weaving Workshop

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McLeod Tyler Wellness Center, 240 Gooch Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Immerse yourself in the art of weaving by joining us for a workshop with Kate Koconis, owner/creator of L.B.S. Studio, a small textile arts studio in Toano, Virginia. A docent from the Muscarelle will present works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection, highlighting the diverse ways that artists incorporate woven patterns, textures and materials into their work. Following the presentation, Kate will lead the group in a frame loom weaving workshop. Using a handheld frame loom, you will explore the essentials of weaving. You’ll learn about weaving basics, warp and weft, and a plain weave structure, along with a couple…

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Voice of the Artist: Nell Painter

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sadler Center, Auditorium, 200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, 23185
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Join us for a special Voice of the Artist talk in collaboration with the Lemon Project and University Libraries. Leading American historian Nell Irvin Painter is the author of many books, including Sojourner Truth, Creating Black Americans and The History of White People. In her 2018 book, Old in Art School, Painter recounts her journey from scholar to artist including her enrollment in the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. There, she became a student again in her 60s and continues as a working, professional artist in her 80s. Painter will discuss the struggles in making a late-life pivot and…

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