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Yarn “bombs” under construction

Augustana students, staff and community members learned to crochet this week to prepare the Yarn Bomb sculpture. Crochet-ins start Sept. 12 to produce the needed pieces. #yarnbombqc

Artist Carol Hummel will work with the community on the public art project. The crocheters will work with Hummel to create smaller crocheted pieces, which she will stitch together and install on a campus site for seven months.

Hummel has been active in collaborative public art installations in Switzerland, Norway, India, Mexico, and at many cities across the United States.

Crochet-In events (knowledge of crocheting required)

Sept. 12 and Oct. 17, 6-8 p.m., Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island

Sept. 28 from 5-7 p.m. and Oct. 12 from 6-8 p.m., Figge Art Museum

Unveiling reception

Sunday, Oct. 29, 4-5 p.m., on the campus of Augustana College

Individuals and groups who wish to participate in the project may contact the art museum for more information: Augustana Teaching Musem of Art

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