Behind the Scenes at the Basketry Garden
Basket-weaver-in-residence Charlie Kennard will show us a variety of his intricate pieces created from many of the plants that he grows at Marin Art and Garden Center or gathers around the North Bay. An admirer of traditional techniques, Charlie always comes across new challenges to take on, inspired by an old basket or by a blurry photograph sent by a student.
After his talk, which will be held at the newly-renovated Redwood Amphitheater, we will have the opportunity to tour the basketry garden that Charlie has created on the hillside adjacent to the Amphitheater and learn how the plants are cultivated to produce suitable weaving material. His woven fences and many giant baskets are featured throughout the garden.
This event is free, but attendance is limited to ensure the comfort and safety of all guests. Please click the registration button above to join us.
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Charlie is a longtime basket weaver and student of California Indian and European techniques. He teaches adult workshops throughout the Bay Area, in many schools and at teacher trainings. Reed boats made in his workshops can be seen at the California Academy of Sciences, the Bay Model in Sausalito, and another is in the collection of the Oakland Museum. Charlie is active in native habitat restoration in Marin, managing several projects for Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed.
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