MKG member Shelley Monitor's "Counterpane Crib Blanket" has won the Viewers' Choice Award in a Textile Center show. Monitor's white knitted blanket is part of the "Traditions and Interpretations: Needle Art in the 21st Century" exhibit in the Joan Mondale Gallery. The show opened March 23 and will be up until April 28.
Guests at the exhibit's opening reception voted on the award. Monitor's work, the only knitted artwork, took the honor over 35 other entries. Artists from Minnesota, California, Florida, and other states (and Canada) are represented in the juried show.
Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, noon to 7 p.m.; Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Call 612/436-0464 for more information, or visit the Textile Center's Web site.