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Workshop: Direct Dyeing Banana Banners
June 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Bentway – Strachan Gate (250 Fort York Blvd)
Want to learn how to transform fabric with the art of direct silk dyeing? Join visual and performing artist and designer Robin Van Lear (Cleveland, Ohio) for a silk-dyeing workshop and help her create the a series of banana banners to decorate The Bentway Studio Terrace.
About the Artist
Robin Van Lear migrated in 1990 from California to Cleveland Ohio where she created Parade the Circle Celebration in the Department of Community Arts for the Cleveland Museum of Art and other annual festivals: the Chalk Festival, the Winter Lights Lantern Festival and the Community Festivals program. These signature events drew an annual attendance of nearly 500,000 people. In her personal practice Van Lear has designed numerous puppets, costumes and kinetic sculptures as well as taught at colleges and universities across the USA and internationally. She currently maintains a large studio in Cleveland Heights where she creates installations, costumes, theatrical sets, and giant puppets.