Basket artist Gail Halvorsen will demonstrate how she creates her artwork at an informal gallery event, which includes lunch, on Friday, Sept. 9, from 12:30 to 2, at the Wilton Historical Society at 224 Danbury Road.
Her work is now on view in the Burt Barn Gallery in the exhibition Hickory, Ash & Reed: Traditional Baskets, Contemporary Makers. Halvorsen’s contemporary Nantucket baskets are a distinctly American handcraft, harking back to the maritime cooper’s trade, which involves woodworking as much as basketry. At this event, participants will be able to see how the artist approaches the challenges of the art of basketry – materials, techniques and process. The demonstration will be followed by lunch with an informal question and answer session.