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Wild Webs Freeform Fiber Art Exhibit U.S. Premier of 50-Years of Flower Power & works by Karen Ballard Exhibit Dates: October 15-December 4, 2021 ARTfactory Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday (10 am-5 pm) 9419 Battle St, Manassas/703-330-2787 www.VirginiaARTfactory.org/wild-webs Wild
Freeform Fiber Art Exhibit
U.S. Premier of 50-Years of Flower Power & works by Karen Ballard
Exhibit Dates: October 15-December 4, 2021
Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday (10 am-5 pm)
9419 Battle St, Manassas/703-330-2787
Wild Webs features the freeform fiber art creations of local artist Karen Ballard and the U.S. premier of Prudence Mapstone’s collaborative freeform crochet and knit artwork 50-Years of Flower Power. Freeform fiber art is fiber art that is unrestrained by patterns, techniques, materials, shapes and/or colors. Karen Ballard exhibits a sampling of freeform crochet, beading, and weaving creations, most of which are jewelry pieces. Karen is one of Prudence’s students, and a contributor to 50-Years of Flower Power.
Prudence Mapstone’s 50-Years of Flower Power is a large (33 feet x 5 feet) collaborative freeform piece created with contributions from more than 200 people, representing 24 countries. 50-Years of Flower Power has been shown throughout Australia and in Hamiton, New Zealand. The artwork was made to commemorate 50 years since the term ‘Flower Power’ was first coined in Berkeley, California, and used as a passive resistance slogan for non-violent protest against the Vietnam War. This ‘flower power’ or ‘hippie’ art style is often recognizable from its simple, graphic, brightly coloured, poster-like designs; and as many flower children sought a return to basics and simple living, crafts had a resurgence, and a distinctive style of no-rules crochet sprang up as a small part of the hippie, grass roots ethos.
About the Artists
Karen C.K. Ballard is a textile and bead artist, and writer that has lived in Northern Virginia most of her life. Her first art classes were taught by her mother, the local artist: Cecille Kuhnke; and at age 7 her great aunt taught her the basics of crochet. These classes instilled Karen with a lifelong love for textile arts and history. Since then she has taken numerous classes in textile art techniques, textile history, beading, and color theory. Karen is a professional member of the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA), earned CGOA’s Master of Advanced Crochet Stitches and Techniques, and is 2020’s inductee to the CGOA Hall of Fame. She has designed bead-crochet jewelry for Caron Yarn Company, created historically accurate textile items for living history programs, created theatrical costumes, taught crochet, sold designs to magazines, won first prize in CGOA’s 2012 Crochet Design Contest in the Small Wonders category for her “NC Necklace”, and participated in exhibitions of freeform crochet art (including Prudence Mapstone’s “50 Years of Flower Power”).
Prudence Mapstone is a textile artist, teacher, and author specializing in knitting and crochet. Prudence was born in Sydney, Australia and currently is based in Brisbane. She is one of today’s most renowned freeform knitters/crocheters. She taught herself how to crochet in her teens and at a very early age started designing and combining techniques in an ingenious, extremely tactile way. Subsequently she has published numerous books and tutorials as well as taught classes in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North America, Asia, and on the high seas. She also has curated art shows and organized collaborative art works coordinating the work of textile artists and crafters worldwide.
books, tutorials, and patterns for sale
Gallery Director, Jordan Exum: 703-330-2787
9419 Battle St, Manassas, VA 20110
VirginiaARTfactory.org / instagram: @VirginiaARTfactory
Prudence Mapstone and contributors, 50 Years of Flower Power: crocheted & knitted, mixed fiber and beads, including (but not limited to) cotton, wool, synthetics, glass beads, 33 ft x 5 ft.
Karen Ballard, NC Necklace: crocheted Japanese cotton thread and Kreinick filament, with MOP chips, glass seed beads and Ultrasuede backing.
October 15 (Friday) 10:00 am - December 4 (Saturday) 5:00 pm
Join us this fall for Pied Piper Theatre’s production of Fiddler on the Roof, JR. “This show is based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl. This special adaptation
Join us this fall for Pied Piper Theatre’s production of Fiddler on the Roof, JR. “This show is based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl. This special adaptation of the nine-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof, JR. follows Tevye the milkman as he tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world. Created by Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein, Fiddler on the Roof JR. tackles the universal theme of tradition in ways that reach across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion. ” Fiddler on the Roof Jr is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
Director: Christine Maxted
Saturday, October 16 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 17 at 4pm at Metz Middle School
Admission is $20 for Adults and $15 for 12 and under. Early Bird Discount is available until Sunday, October 10th. Adults are $16 and 12 and under are $14.
Note: We are monitoring COVID-19 safety requirements and best practices as public health guidelines change. We continue to show vigilance in cleaning, sanitizing and ventilating our facilities. Face coverings are currently required to enter our building. Thank you for your cooperation as we strive to provide the safest environment possible for all participants.
16 (Saturday) 2:00 pm - 17 (Sunday) 4:00 pm
Metz Middle School
9950 Wellington Road, Manassas, VA 20110
Attend the dark, witty and Tony award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of Victorian London. Benjamin Barker, now known as Sweeney Todd, was one
Attend the dark, witty and Tony award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of Victorian London. Benjamin Barker, now known as Sweeney Todd, was one of the most accomplished barbers in London. Unjustly exiled by the depraved Judge Turpin, Sweeney Todd returns 15 years later seeking retribution against the man who harmed his beloved wife Lucy and took his child. Todd’s quest for revenge leads him to Mrs. Lovett’s failing pie shop, and the two go into business together. Todd’s increasing blood lust inspires a new ingredient for Mrs. Lovett’s pies…and their unsuspecting customers will pay the price!
Haunting scores by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, Sweeney Todd is based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond. This production masterpiece is sure to both thrill and send chills up your spine. THIS SHOW IS RATED R.
Hylton Performing Arts Covid Policy: “Beginning October 18, 2021, all attendees regardless of age who attend an indoor event or performance at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by the date of their visit and present proof vaccination OR show a negative COVID-19 test result upon entry. Acceptable negative results must be from CDC approved Rapid Antigen tests within 48 hours of performance time or PCR tests within 72 hours of performance time. Face coverings are required indoors for patrons ages two and up.”
Directed by Vince Worthington
22 (Friday) 8:00 pm - 31 (Sunday) 4:00 pm
The Manassas Symphony is delighted to be back in Merchant Hall with music from classical music’s royalty. With a few months left in Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year, MSO celebrates with
The Manassas Symphony is delighted to be back in Merchant Hall with music from classical music’s royalty. With a few months left in Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year, MSO celebrates with the return of acclaimed violinist Emil Chudnovsky playing Beethoven’s extraordinary Violin Concerto in D Major. The Washington Post has hailed Chudnovsky’s “Virtuosity…, showmanship, [and] artistry.” The concert closes with Beethoven’s teacher, Franz Josef Haydn’s delightful Symphony No. 92 in G Major (“Oxford”).