Community Conversation: Help Wanted: What you need to know about job training programs
On Saturday, May 18, the Hartford Public Library will host a Community Dialogue, focusing on closing the skills gap in Connecticut. This discussion is a continuation of a forum held on May 7 (listen to the audio from WNPR’s Where We Live).
If you would like to work with others pursuing action and solutions to close the skills gap in Connecticut, join us! The event will be held in the Hartford History Center, 10:00am – 12:30pm. Refreshments and lunch will be provided, and all are welcome. If you have any questions, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Study in Lace
Study in Lace showcases the contemporary work of approximately 30 artisans from the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center.
Most of the artisans at the weaving center are over 55 and many of them have limited vision or no vision. The highly textural nature of lace “structure” has proven to be very appropriate because the weavers are able to feel the tactile patterns of the object they create.
The weaving center had an earlier exhibition of artisans’ weavings at the Hartford History Center last spring, and recently received a grant from the Greater Hartford Arts Council to study and create woven lace textiles.
The artisans’ table linens, scarves, shawls, blankets, and clothing will be on display until August 3. After the exhibition closes, the weavers’ creations will be for sale. If you wish to purchase any of the items, please contact the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, 860.727.5727 or email@example.com. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to Hartford Public Library.
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