Whale Sighting in the Fiber Arts Gallery

Hegira, a free form fiber art piece created by Christina Harkness, depicts a female Humpback Whale swimming above a coral reef. She is on her migration journey and we are not sure how long she will stay so, please visit soon, and often.  

Hegira is the culmination of 18 months of work to to draw attention to the Humpbacks’ history of being hunted in the past to today’s challenges of ocean pollution, entanglement, and climate change while continuing their annual migrations. She is 5’ long and mounted on a framed canvas. The mixed media technique incorporates crochet, knitting, felting, and spinning with a weaving technique to mount. 

The Community Coral Reef Project will be joining Hegira creating a walk through underwater fiber art world of coral, underwater creatures, and the ocean environment, September and October, 2023, at the Fiber Arts Studio Gallery. The goal is to emphasize the beauty and diversity of the undersea world while engaging people and educating about climate change, plastics and other pollutions. 

Harkness is inviting people, local and worldwide, to create and donate to the Community Coral Reef Project. Healthy and bleached corals, sea life, and items made from fiber and reclaimed and recycled plastics are welcome. Harkness will be at the Fiber Arts Studio Gallery the second Saturday each month, starting November 13, to demonstrate, mentor, and accept contributions. Donated yarns and patterns are available for the project by contacting the Lincoln City Cultural Center Fiber Arts Studio Gallery, [email protected] or www.coralknitfiberarts.com. We invite you to be a part of a lasting expression of love for our oceans.  

The new Fiber Arts Studio Gallery is just opposite the main entrance from the Chessman Gallery inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center at 540 NE Hwy. 101, in Lincoln City. Lincoln City Cultural Center is open: 10 to 4, Thursday through Sunday, and by appointment. Masks and social distancing required in the building. 

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