Internationally Acclaimed Felter Lisa Klakulak at the Galt for Multiple Programs

LethbridgeLisa Klakulak of STRONGFELT, inc in Asheville, North Carolina will be at the Galt from Thursday, August 28 through Wednesday, September 3 for a Café Galt presentation on her work, followed by two multi-day Heritage Arts Workshops exploring felting techniques.

Café Galt Explore and discuss current exhibits and ideas through film screenings, lectures and other unique experiences.

Thu AUG 28 | 7:00 pm The Felt Art of Lisa Klakulak Lisa Klakulak from Strongfelt will discuss the progression of her felt work, both technically and conceptually, during an artist residency from 2002-2005 and how this intensive focus prepared her for a career in education and the fine art and craft field. Join her journey as she shares images of inspiration from her international travels alongside the work it continues to influence. A one-hour slide lecture followed by a question/answer and viewing of Lisa’s STRONGFELT works.

Admission for Café Galt is $6 adults, $5 seniors, and $3 students; Annual Pass holders receive free admission. Registration is not required. On Thursdays, the Archives, Discovery Hall and Museum Store are open from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, with a cash bar open from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

 Heritage Arts In-depth hands-on workshops for adults exploring arts with cultural and historical significance

Fri AUG 29 - Mon SEP 01.14 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sculpting Hollow Forms: Application of Partial Felt Density CLASS FULL
Participants will understand how the shape of the resist and direction of fulling, and how varying density of wool affects shrinkage rates and provides more control, allow the sculpting of desired forms and forms previously unimaginable. This class focuses on learning various techniques; participants won’t complete a full project, but rather participate in structured exploration to expand their perception of the possibilities of the felt medium.

Tue-Wed SEP 02-03.14 \ 9 am - 5 pm
Solid Felt Forms CLASS FULL
Participants will explore solid felt forms of spheres, discs, barrels, hoops and cords. They’ll learn graceful connection techniques for wet felting basic forms together to make more complex clasps, hinges and undulating cords applicable for adornment, wearable closures and/or sculptural elements. Participants will also learn technical sequences which will result in well-integrated surfaces that won't pill.

Woven in Time: Celebrating 65 Years with Lethbridge Weavers closes Labour Day, Monday, September 1 when the Galt is open to the public from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. For details other programs and exhibits visit, call 403.320-3954, or email

Speaker Bio

Thu AUG 28| Lisa Klakulak from Strongfelt, inc

Lisa Kiakulak. Photo Credit: Rebecca D'Angelo for WNC Magazine September 2010

Lisa Kiakulak. Photo Credit: Rebecca D'Angelo for WNC Magazine September 2010

Lisa Klakulak received a BFA in Fiber Arts (1997) from Colorado State University with independent studies in natural dyes and was an Artist in Residence at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, Tennessee from 2002-2005 where she explored the medium of felt in great depth. Currently, Klakulak creates wearable textiles, accessories and sculpture in her Asheville, North Carolina studio, instructs workshops both nationally and internationally, and exhibits at fiber and fine craft exhibitions.

Klakulak’s work has appeared in Fiber Arts Magazine, Surface Design Journal, Shuttle, Spindle, Dyepot, American Craft and numerous Lark Book Publications.

STRONGFELT, inc supports the research, design, creation and sales of the artistic works of Lisa Klakulak as well as the sharing of her knowledge and perspectives through technically based adult workshops and school based teaching residencies. |

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