The Roanoke Valley’s contribution to the national Crochet Coral Reef project — which I’ve spotlighted before on this blog — is scheduled to be unveiled in its complete form next month at Roanoke College. (Full disclosure, my wife Anita is one of the contributors.) Details below:
January 25th -March 1st, 2013, Olin Hall Gallery – The Roanoke Valley Reef: A Satellite of the worldwide Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project created by Margaret and Christine Wertheim of the Institute for Figuring in Los Angeles.
Opening Reception to be held in Olin Galleries from 5:30pm to 8pm on January 25th, 2013 with a lecture by Craig Voligny.
We are very pleased and excited to be exhibiting a Satellite Hyperbolic Reef, The Roanoke Valley Reef, in January of 2013, and would like to request your help in its creation. This is a Nexus project which combines art, math and science in order to create crocheted structures that mirror natural coral reefs.
We invite you to participate in this project by creating individual pieces for the collaborative exhibition, which will be on display in Roanoke College’s Olin Gallery. We will be creating two different reefs; one is a multicolored coral reef, containing pieces of any color and size. The second will be a bleached reef consisting of corals created with white and cream colored yarns and materials.
Also, every second and fourth Sunday of each month, there is a crochet gathering in Monterey House on Roanoke College campus. No crocheting experience is necessary. All are welcome.
The last week to deliver Crochet Coral will be January 14th -20th, 2013 to Olin Hall Galleries.