Folk art show and sale set for April 19-20 in Saint Vincent's McCarl Coverlet Gallery
An exhibit and sale of paper-cutting art and wooden baskets by Illinois-based folk artists Polly Winkler-Mitchell and Marion W. Mitchell is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19 and 20 in the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at Saint Vincent College in Unity.
Winkler-Mitchell creates Scherenschnitte, an elaborate form of Swiss-German paper-cutting used to tell a story. Her unique pieces are created freehand without patterns. In recent years, she has been experimenting with Polish-style cuttings and adding color to her pieces.
Winkler-Mitchell's husband, Marion, will showcase his Shaker-style sewing baskets and boxes along with Norwegian-style “tine” baskets featuring locking lids. He uses woods from the southern Illinois woodlands and strives to use period-appropriate techniques and designs.
Both artists' work will be available for purchase.
Marion Mitchell also will give a lecture on traditional Shaker-style baskets at 2 p.m. April 20 in the gallery.
Admission is free to the show and sale and the lecture.
Details: 724-805-2188 or mccarlgallery.org
Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @shirley_trib.