I went to an open crochet circles at the Minneapolis Institute of Art on Saturday, March 28, 2015. There were about 40 people there, of all ages and crochet abilities. CTC member Judith was also there.
The group met in the Target wing first floor atrium where a small, white section of the Institute For Figuring coral reef is displayed in an enclosed case. Photos are not allowed. The crochet on this section is very delicate, including lace sections and what look like folded doilies decorating some of the tubular pieces. The white coral reefs represent the bleached or dead coral, and is often displayed with a more colorful section to emphasize environmental damage. (For a gallery of coral reef pictures, see http://crochetcoralreef.org/coral-reef-gallery.php)
Some of the people at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts crochet circle had also been to an open crochet circle at the Mississippi Watershed Management facility. They said it was a beautiful new building, definitely worth visiting.
There is no charge for attending one of the crochet circles and there are several more dates for from now through July - some at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and some at the Mississippi Watershed Management facility. The CTC fifth Saturday event in May (Saturday May 30) will be at the Minneapolis Institute of Art crochet circle. For a complete list of dates and times for all the crochet circles, see http://new.artsmia.org/discover/community-arts. This page also includes a link to the submission form that you need to enclose with any contributions plus explains where to drop off contributions. We will have the form available at Crochet Twin Cities meetings through July and will help coordinate drop-offs from members.
If you are attending a circle at the MIA, they do ask for an RSVP (so they know approximately how many crocheters are attending) - call 612-870-6323 (press 0) or visit https://tickets.artsmia.org/. (Tickets are not required, though, so if you don't get a ticket in advance, come anyway!) Be aware that you do need to pay for parking for any events at MIA.
Thanks Lisa, this really does sound like a fun and unique event. And thanks for sharing pictures of the corals you have made!