ASC Community Partnerships hosts Spinning Exhibit

(01-26-2010)

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June Jacobs learns the traditional art of spinning.

Adams State College Community Partnerships celebrates the art of spinning with the exhibit, "Spinning" from February 2 through February 25. A reception, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in the ASC Community Partnerships Gallery, will include demonstrations by several local spinners.

The exhibit highlights the process and heritage of spinning. Spinning turns wool from sheep and other animals into a workable form, primarily yarn, to create clothing, weavings, and more. Spinning has strong roots in the southwest with many accomplished spinners, weavers, and sheep ranchers in the San Luis Valley. Included in the show are spinning wheels, examples of different fibers and yarns, the dyeing process, as well as other items courtesy of spinners from around the valley.

ASC Community Partnerships, located on the corner of Main Street and Edgemont Boulevard, on the Adams State campus, is funded by Colorado Council on the Arts (CCA). Please call 719.587.8227 with questions.