May 18, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
Lois Russell is a fiber artist whose sculptural work reflects her background as a traditional basket maker. Her current work is twined with waxed linen. She also uses coiling, knotting and random weave. Ms. Russell has won numerous awards in juried exhibitions and two of her pieces will be included in Rooted, Revived and Reinvented: the History of American Basketry which will travel nationally from 2017 to 2021. Ms. Russell has been the president of the National Basketry Organization and currently serves on the board of the Craft Emergency Relief Fund and the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston.
Explore the beauty of basketry – one of the oldest and most varied art forms in the world. Lois Russell will demonstrate coiling, twining and plaiting using an array of materials from pine needles and wood splints to electrical wire and watercolor paper. Afterward, wander through the MFA galleries and see all of the styles of basketry currently on display.