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Ferndale Library Artists' Roundtable: Artist Networking, Exploring New Skills, and Sharing Their Work

Ferndale Library Artists' Roundtable:

Artist Networking, Exploring New Skills, and Sharing Their Work
providing inspiration and support

Thursday, February 27th 7:00 p.m. Ferndale Library Community Room


Presented by the Ferndale Public Library Art and Exhibitions Committee

Ferndale Public Library, Ferndale, MI


FERNDALE, MI (February 20, 2013)– Artists of all mediums seeking to make connections with other local creators and crafters can gather for the Ferndale Artists Roundtable February 27 at 7 pm at the Ferndale Public Library for discussions and demonstrations in the Community Room.


"Finding a creative community can provide so much support and inspiration," says Lindsey Harnish, a member of FPL's Art and Exhibitions Committee and co-creator of its Roundtable program."


The Roundtable meets on every fourth Thursday of the month. At 7 pm, people can mingle and talk over coffee, share portfolios and have discussions covering techniques, potential collaborative projects or local calls for art. All are encouraged to bring anything they would like to share, (business cards, works in progress, favorite art books, or just passionate views).  


This Roundtable edition features Matt Oehrlein of i3Detroit, Ferndale's "hackerspace"

At 7:30 p.m., Oehrlein will talk about this community-operated workspace where people with common interests, (typically in computers, technology, science, digital art), can meet, socialize or collaborate. Oehrlein will highlight resources at i3Detroit and how they can be used to by artists for imaginative new projects and explore the balance between technology, art and culture. Among their on-site resources are tools and machines for woodworking, metal working, welding, electronics and crafting.

Upcoming Roundtables include Madeleine Barkey, on March 27, who will demonstrate book binding techniques. On April 24, Jay Harnish will present a workshop on Sacred Geometry, geometric shapes and patterns that have reoccurred in nature and art since ancient times that have symbolic meaning. Other Roundtables may include encaustics, welding and glass blowing.


Harnish envisions the Rountable to "be like a bit of a casual show-and-tell opportunity for local artists. This area is so creative and we're hoping this is a way for neighbors to find each other and interact."


The Ferndale Public Library Art and Exhibitions Committee's mission is to promote and foster an appreciation of two and three-dimensional art for library patrons, through exhibits, lectures, and an expanded collection of art books.


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The Ferndale Public Library promotes lifelong learning and personal development for diverse audiences of all ages by providing collections and services that educate, inform, enrich, and entertain.  The Library supports civic engagement and serves as a public commons where a diverse Ferndale community connects and shares ideas.  It is dedicated to the principles of intellectual freedom and community service.