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Fwd: Crochet a Chicago Reef, Thurs, 6:30 pm, June 28th, Arcadia Knittng

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  • Rachael Cabasaan
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    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 26, 2007
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      --- Kitty Kelly <knittykkat@...> wrote:

      > Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:36:01 -0700 (PDT)
      > From: Kitty Kelly <knittykkat@...>
      > Subject: Crochet a Chicago Reef, Thurs, 6:30 pm,
      > June 28th, Arcadia Knittng
      > To: SnB Wicker Park
      > <snbwickerpark-owner@yahoogroups.com>
      >
      > Hi -
      >
      > This is kinda last minute but it looks like fun and
      > a
      > change of pace. Please pass it along.
      >
      > Thanks,
      >
      > Kathy
      > Arcadia Knitting
      >
      >
      >
      > CROCHET A CHICAGO REEF: A CELEBRATION OF GEOMETRY,
      > MARINE LIFE AND HANDICRAFT
      >
      > Crochet a Chicago Reef
      > Margaret Wertheim, Co-Director of The Institute For
      > Figuring
      > www.theiff.org
      > June 28th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
      > Arcadia Knitting
      > 1613 W. Lawrence Avenue
      > Chicago, IL 60640
      > 773-293-1211
      > www.arcadiaknitting.com
      >
      > This event is free.
      >
      > To launch “Crochet a Chicago Reef”, Arcadia Knitting
      > 1613 W. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL is hosting
      > Margaret Wertheim, Co-Director of The Institute for
      > Figuring (www.theiff.org), on Thursday, June 28th,
      > 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Margaret Wertheim will demonstrate
      > how to crochet hyperbolic forms like those found in
      > the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. The Institute
      > For Figuring (www.theiff.org) is spearheading an
      > international effort to crochet a handmade reef as a
      > testimony to the disappearing wonders of the marine
      > world.
      >
      > Arcadia Knitting will help any teacher learn the
      > basics of crochet and the techniques of hyperbolic
      > crochet discovered by mathematician Daina Taimina to
      > use these shapes and inspirations in the classroom.
      > Details will be provided at the discussion. This
      > wonderful confluence of crochet, ecology and
      > geometry
      > are a leaping off point for all sorts of learning
      > and
      > exploring.
      >
      > Mathematicians have just discovered how to model the
      > hyperbolic shapes found in nature and the geometry
      > of
      > the cosmos: The kelps, sea slugs, flat worms and
      > corals abundant in the Great Barrier Reef are living
      > examples of the strange world of hyperbolic space.
      > Scientists now believe the reef may be dead in 30
      > years due to global warming and pollutants
      > threatening
      > the fragile eco-system. The world is in danger of
      > losing one of the most outstanding sources of
      > hyperbolic shapes just as we are beginning to
      > explore
      > their relationship to the geometry of the galaxies.
      >
      > The Chicago Reef - the section of the larger reef
      > that
      > is generated by Chicago crocheters - will be on
      > exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center in the
      > Fall
      > of 2007. To learn more, visit www.theiff.org and
      > click on coral reef. You will also find the crochet
      > instructions for each reef form in the "gallery"
      > section.
      >
      > Arcadia Knitting is coordinating this event with
      > Jane
      > Addams Hull House.
      >
      >
      > Kathleen M. Kelly
      > General Manager
      > Arcadia Knitting
      > 1613 W. Lawrence Avenue
      > Chicago, IL 60640
      > 773-293-1211
      > www.arcadiaknitting.com
      >
      > Catherine Chandler
      > Project Coordinator
      > Special Assistant to the Director
      > Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
      > 800 S. Halsted St. MC 051
      > Chicago IL, 60607
      > p. 312.413.5353
      > m. 773.706.5036
      > f. 312-413.2092
      > catherine@...
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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