Thompson leading community art workshops

The artist will engage participants in rethinking a variety of materials.

Maggie Thompson Contributed / Watermark Art Center, Aug. 18, 2021

Textile and multimedia artist Maggie Thompson, a member of the Fond du Lac Ojibwe nation, is currently exhibiting “Dakobijige: She Ties Things Together” in the Mikanan Gallery at Watermark Art Center in Bemidji.

Thompson will lead two drop-in open community art workshops this weekend. The first is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 outdoors at 202 Main St. in Mahnomen during Wild Rice Days. The second is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29 outdoors at the Watermark.

Using unconventional materials, workshop participants will be challenged to rethink what can be used to create pieces that behave similarly to traditional fabric. They may bring their own found materials or use what is provided, such as zip ties, pipe cleaners, film strips, wire etc. Finished work will be put on display in Watermark.

There is no charge for these events. The Watermark is located at 505 Bemidji Ave. N. in Bemidji. For more information, visit or call 218-444-7570.

Watermark galleries are free and open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Multimedia artist Maggie Thompson encourages artists to rethink how to use a variety of materials in their work. Contributed / Watermark Art Center, Aug. 18, 2021

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