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artWORKS Lecture with Melissa Gill

April 11 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


“Melissa Gill: Dyeing, Piecing, Printing, and Stitching” Thursday, April 11, 6:00 PM, Windgate Center for Art + Design, Room 101

Melissa Gill is a professor of drawing and printmaking at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas since 2008. Inspired by Eastern philosophy, her work uses imagery from nature and patterning as a metaphor for the spiritual journey.  To construct her work she combines fiber art techniques of dyeing and stitching together with relief and intaglio printmaking, and collage. She holds an MFA from IU Bloomington, an MA from Purdue University, a BFA from the University of Arizona.

Workshop details:

In this fun workshop, Professor Melissa Gill will introduce how to dye fabric a beautiful blue with the indigo plant. Students will learn the traditional Japanese method of dyeing called “Shibori,” which uses a combination of folding and clamping to partially resist the dye and create an endless variety of patterns on fabric.

This lecture and workshop are presented in conjunction with the Art in the Garden series, funded in part by a UALR Sustainability Grant. Additionally, this lecture and workshop are made possible by the generous support of the Windgate Foundation.

Artist’s Website:

Instagram: @memilygill

The workshop has limited enrollment, and registration is required.

Contact Krista Schoening at for more information or to register.



April 11
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Windgate Center of Art and Design Room 101
2801 S University Ave
Little Rock, AR 72204 United States
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