Copper wire may seem like an unusual material to use for a knitting project, but artist Carolyn Halliday isn't stitching together a scarf. Rather, she is creating a forest. The large-scale installation, titled My Father's Religion, pays homage to a childhood spent enjoying the nature and wildlife of Duluth. Her father was not a churchgoer, but derived joy and inspiration from the great outdoors. Guests will be invited to wander about the winding copper forest, exploring an installation that threads memory and personal experiences through its structure. The opening reception is from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 17.
June 4-July 12, 2011