Creative Fusion: Three Banners, Four Artists, One River on Fire

ARTISTS: Tony Williams | Cleveland Rowland Ricketts | Indiana Eduardo Portillo | Venezuela MariЗ Eugenia DЗvila | Venezuela ORGANIZATION: Praxis Fiber Workshop   Half a century ago, on June 22, 1969, the Cuyahoga River caught fire. Environmental contamination played a significant role in that event. Now people are determined not to forget so history will not repeat itself. As a […]

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Praxis Expands with New Digital Weaving Lab

After four years in operation in the Waterloo Arts District, Praxis Fiber Workshop, a community textile studio, will expand to include digital weaving equipment. In October, 2018, our organization purchased the double family home adjacent to the back parking lot of Praxis on East 152nd Street. With renovations complete, the upstairs two-bedroom apartment will house our artist-in-residence program and the […]

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Weaving in a Digital Age

When walking into Praxis Fiber Workshop for the first time, visitors are struck by the presence of 24 large wooden structures. Many are familiar with weaving, but newcomers are captivated by the engineering of the loom and the strength and grace of the machine. “How does it work?” This question bursts with curiosity and also demonstrates the distance from our […]

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Rust Belt Insomniacs

“While there is a popular conception of the artist as solitary genius, in fact almost all art  is created in a collaborative process that involves a whole cultural context of teachers and colleagues and students–as well as the larger cultural community which has shaped the artist and to which the artist responds every day.” -William Busta   This excerpt is […]

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