SKAMOKAWA - The public is invited to the Clatsop Weavers and Spinners' fiber arts exhibit opening on Aug. 8 at 1 p.m., at Redmen Hall, located on State route 4 in downtown Skamokawa.

Stop by to meet the artists and appreciate the beautiful variety of weavings, wall hangings, blankets, clothing, shawls, hats, handbags, placemats and napkins for sale by regional men and women.

Sisko Kallio of Astoria is the exhibit's featured artist. Kallio first learned to weave as a child in Finland, but moved to Canada with her husband in 1951. A master weaver now in her 90s, Kallio plans to attend the opening reception.

Sponsored by the Friends of Skamokawa Foundation, admission to the event is free, but donations will be accepted. The exhibit will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Guild members, when available, will demonstrate their skills on Saturdays until the exhibit closes in late September.

The Clatsop Weavers and Spinners Guild is a talented group of over 20 active members from Clatsop, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties, who work in a diverse array of fiber arts. They meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Columbia-Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco.

For more information about the Redmen Hall exhibit, please call Kathleen at 360-795-3007.

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