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Racine Art Museum hosts SPUN, June 14th-15th, 2013

Photo:  Andrea Nunez

SPUN volunteers teach museum visitors how to finish unfinished needlepoint
Photo credit: Andrea Nunez

Meet SPUN’s founder, Mary Smull, Friday June 14, 5:30 – 8PM

Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI debuts several new works from the SPUN archive from April 18th – September 15th as part of their current exhibition Twenty-First Century Heirlooms, curated by Lena Vigna.  Join our founder for a reception and hear her speak about her work as an artist and the roots of SPUN.

Join us at the SPUN Kiosk, Saturday June 15, 11AM – 3PM

Do you begin needlepoint projects only to abandon them before finishing? You are not alone.  Join Mary Smull in completing a collection of unfinished needlepoint as part of the Society for the Prevention of Unfinished Needlepoint (SPUN). The Society was founded by Smull in 2009 to “eliminate the worldwide phenomenon of unfinished needlepoint” and has been rescuing incomplete works through performances across the country. Visitors are invited to participate by completing stitches in unfinished needlepoint projects. Needlepointers of all abilities are welcome, and SPUN volunteers will teach any new-comers to the craft! Once complete, these works will be archived as part of SPUN’s collection.

Friday June 14th:  $10 Admission for reception and lecture; RAM Members free
Saturday June 15th:  Free after admission; RAM Members free
For more information please visit here:
http://www.ramart.org/content/twenty-first-century-heirlooms