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Folk art show and sale set for April 19-20 in Saint Vincent's McCarl Coverlet Gallery

Shirley McMarlin
| Monday, March 19, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
An exhibit and sale of paper-cutting art and wooden baskets by folk artists Polly Winkler-Mitchell and Marion W. Mitchell is set for April 19 and 20 in the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at Saint Vincent College
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An exhibit and sale of paper-cutting art and wooden baskets by folk artists Polly Winkler-Mitchell and Marion W. Mitchell is set for April 19 and 20 in the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at Saint Vincent College
Illinois-based folk artist Polly Winkler-Mitchell creates Scherenschnitte, a form of Swiss-German paper-cutting, which will be sold April 19 and 20 in the Saint Vincent College McCarl Coverlet Gallery.
McCarl Gallery
Illinois-based folk artist Polly Winkler-Mitchell creates Scherenschnitte, a form of Swiss-German paper-cutting, which will be sold April 19 and 20 in the Saint Vincent College McCarl Coverlet Gallery.
Wooden baskets by Illinois-based folk artist Marion W. Mitchell will be sold April 19 and 20 in the Saint Vincent College McCarl Coverlet Gallery.
McCarl Gallery
Wooden baskets by Illinois-based folk artist Marion W. Mitchell will be sold April 19 and 20 in the Saint Vincent College 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, smcmarlin@tribweb.com or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

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