Special Events

A Revolutionary Spinning Bee—A Newport historical society space event, Saturday, February 16, 2019, 10am to 1 pm, Colony house, washington square, newport, ri. free, donations welcome.

Spinning Bees were a way for women to protest British policies and taxation in the years leading up to the American Revolution. By producing homespun cloth, the colonists could reduce their dependence on British goods. On Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 10 am to 1 pm, join a team of living historians portraying Daughters of Liberty as they recreate aspects of the protest spinning bees that took place in Newport in the late 1760s and early 1770s. Ladies will card wool, spin it and discuss the process of creating homespun fabric. Costumed interpreters will also share insight on life in colonial Newport in the years leading up to the American Revolution. They will discuss the non-importation agreements and explain why these women would take the time to make homespun fabric instead of purchasing it. For more information: https://newporthistory.org/event/a-revolutionary-spinning-bee-a-newport-historical-society-history-space-event/

Flying Shuttles Exhibit at the Jamestown Art Center

Weave the Trees

Jamestown Art Center, 18 Valley St., Jamestown, RI 02835 401-560-0979

January 10, 2019, through February 22, 2019

Jamestown Art Center

Anastasia Azure’s Gallery Grand Opening

You are invited to the Grand Opening of my new gallery/workshop at Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket, RI. It is Wednesday night, Nov. 7 from 5-8pm. My new studio space is a dream come true and I would love to share it with you!

Here is the link to the event of Facebook:


 Also I will be hosting a few Sunday afternoon weaving workshops in my beautiful, spacious studio. Here is a great chance to make some holiday gifts and learn about weaving with unique materials. 

For more info, please visit my website:


Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Helena Hernmarck: Weaving In Progress

In addition to exhibiting a selection of her work, Hernmarck, one of the most important contemporary figures in the evolving history of woven tapestries, will be in residence at the Museum from October 14, 2018 to January 19, 2019. Helena will be working in residence three days a week with her apprentice Mae Colburn.

The exhibition,  Helena Hernmarck: Weaving In Progress, opens Sunday, October 14 from 3 to 5 pm. Admission is free to the opening. The exhibition will be on view from October 14, 2018, to January 19, 2019.

Here is a link to a recent article about the show in the Ridgefield Press:  https://www.theridgefieldpress.com/124380-crafting-art-at-the-aldrich-local-artist-to-weave-on-site-at-museum/