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October Lecture by Kate McKinnon

October 18 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Understanding the Universe through our Beadwork

Kate will be speaking about the geometry that drives the universe and illustrating it all in beads!

Kate McKinnon, who has been beading since she was a child, has written seven books on metalsmithing, metal clay, and beadwork. Her latest series is CONTEMPORARY GEOMETRIC BEADWORK, focused on the geometry and architecture of the natural world and of mathematics.

Here are some photos of work from KATE’S team, illustrating her talk. Kate will be focusing on triangles, warped squares, and shapes we can make with them.

From left top clockwise: Claudia Furthner – Hexacycle 1 and Hexacycle 2, Joke van Biesen – Cycle, and Kim Van Antwerp – Hypar Cycle.

Visit the website for CONTEMPORARY GEOMETRIC BEADWORK, an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators.   See More Beadwork


October 18
6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
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Lexington Community Center
39 Marrett Rd (Route 2A)
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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PS Here is a coupon for the Bead Affaire, our annual Bead sale! See you in October of 2018.


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Generally third Wednesday of the month 6:45 to 8:45 pm Feb-Jun., Sep-Nov.


PLEASE NOTE, we are now meeting at the Lexington Community Center at 39 Marrett Street, Lexington, MA 02421. Accessible via Lexpress and MBTA.


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