The Eclipse Gallery Opens “The Milkweed Project & Other Flawless Fibers”

The public is welcome to the opening reception of “The Milkweed Project & Other Flawless Fibers” on Friday, Jan. 14 from 5 – 8 pm at The Eclipse Gallery in Algoma. The event is free and refreshments will be served.
“The Milkweed Project,” a collaborative artwork made up of approximately 150 objects created by several hundred artists and crafters from 30 states and 10 countries, is a main highlight of the show. Participants from the U.S. and around the world have contributed works that are knitted, felted, crocheted and woven. They became a part of one artwork that is intended to capture the essence of a milkweed pod, its soft, ethereal beauty and its importance to the natural world.
The artwork was conceived of and organized by Shan Bryan-Hansen. To learn more about the project, visit
Other nationally recognized textile artists, including Alison Gates, Jennifer Hunold, and Mindy Sue Wittock, contributed non-traditional textile and fiber pieces to the exhibit. Sculpture, basketry, quilting, embroidery, weaving, sewing, crocheting, felting, and knitting will also be represented in unique ways.
The Eclipse Gallery is located at 507 4th Street (Highway 42) in Algoma. The exhibition will run through Feb. 28. For more information, visit or call 920.487.8060.
The event also coincides with the next Algoma Art Wave, a gallery/studio tour that takes place the second Friday evening of each month. For more information, visit