Sorrel Sky Hosts Basket Weaving Workshop With Artist Mimi Bonkowske

Basket maker offers unique instruction in weekend intensive at Durango gallery

DURANGO, Colo.: January 27, 2016; Sorrel Sky Gallery will host the workshop, Weaving Baskets, with artist Mimi Bonkowske on Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6, 2016 at the downtown Durango gallery. Bonkowske has developed unique ways of weaving pine needle baskets based on ancient techniques and traditions. In this workshop, she will pass along to participants this heritage. All supplies to make a basket and a complete instruction book are included in the $350 fee for the two-day workshop.

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Bonkowske, largely self-taught, has developed a technique all her own using pine needles gathered near her home in southwest Colorado.  Each piece is uniquely inspired, crafted with Ponderosa pine needles and often decorated with feather, stone, wood, bone, bead, claw and quill. Each is imbued with animal and plant spirit totems and is a one-of-a-kind work of art.

Sorrel Sky Gallery presents its 5th Annual Artists Workshop Series to encourage artists to experience learning with master artists. For more information about workshop details, lodging and to register for a workshop call (970) 247-3555 or (866) 878-3555. A complete listing of workshops throughout the year is available at

Sorrel Sky Gallery’s fresh approach to Western art presents a select collection of contemporary and traditional fine art and jewelry for the discerning collector. Sorrel Sky Gallery was founded in Durango, CO in 2002 and opened its Santa Fe, NM location in 2014. It represents over 75 painters, sculptors and jewelers including bronze artist Star Liana York and jewelry artist Ben Nighthorse, among others.

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