POULSBO ART WALK
2nd Saturday of every month
All of the participating local galleries are open till 8:00 p.m. and invite you to enjoy refreshments and live music (must be 21 or older) while viewing new works by many of the area's local artists.
Historic Poulsbo hosts late night shopping and entertainment for the fairer sex. Wednesday nights on dates to be announced. Enjoy an evening out with friends in the charming shops and excellent eateries.
Fiber artist Michelle Johnson is exhibiting at the Verksted Gallery as a guest artist throughout February. With thirty years of experience creating 2-D and sculptural felt pieces from wool, she is deeply committed to her creativity.
Ms. Johnson’s love for fiber began at the Kansas City Art Institute. While taking other classes, she wandered by the fiber studio daily and was intrigued by the brief glimpses of color, texture, and patterning. She calls it “serendipity,” and has never stopped since that experience.
“Hand-crafted felt has been my focus since I took a workshop to satisfy my curiosity, and I fell head over heels in wooly fluff.”
What is felt? Ms. Johnson says that it’s: “wool, water, and oomph. It is a marriage of materials with wool fibers. With patience the rubbing and rolling process allows the wool fibers to migrate through other materials, which could be silk, cotton or a variety of other plant fibers to become permanently fused. It is such a wonderfully malleable medium that I can create a wall piece or vessel that is sturdy and quite strong or a garment that is featherweight and fluid.”
Be sure to check out her exhibit during the month of February.