An Exhibition & Holiday Sale
October 15, 2015 – December 31, 2015
Reception: Saturday, December 5, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The exhibition includes 60 works by 22 Maine artists. Beautiful and fanciful hooked wall pieces inspired by paintings of the masters. One member of Maine Fiberarts who occasionally gallery sits was working on a hooked wall piece inspired by Paul Gaugin. It turns out the artist, Janet Conner, also had work inspired by van Gogh’s “Cypresses” and “Starry, Starry Night.” Artist Arlene Morris, who often gathers work for Maine Fiberarts’ shows, thought that hooked rugs created after master paintings might be a fun theme for a show. Rug hooker Roslyn Logsdon was approached with the idea and responded, “Oh! I have a Picasso.” (See “Guernica at MOMA" by Roslyn Logsdon above.) Other pieces soon followed. Some work was created for the theme; others had been in the works and were completed in time for the show. Inspiration for the hooked pieces in the show include the master works of Botticelli, Gaugin, Klimpt, Matisse, Picasso, Klee, Rafael, Van Gogh and others.
Our current show is also our annual HOLIDAY SALE so all items are offered for show and for sale. While you are viewing the hooked work on the walls of our gallery, in our glass cases we have innovative, creative neck pieces—cowls, shawls, yokes, handwoven scarves and more. All work is for sale! Take home an artistic wall hanging or a beautiful and unusual neck piece. You'll see a wide variety of creations to wrap around the neck: woven, knitted, stitched, collaged and felted using wool, cotton, silk, cashmere, acrylic, paper and alpaca.
For your viewing pleasure prior to seeing (or during) the exhibition, you can download and read "Musings on the Masters" written by Elizabeth Berkana.
Artists who have work in this show include Arlene Morris of Topsham; Barbara Taylor, Brunswick; Chris Antonak, Brunswick; Christine Macchi, Dresden; Crystal Cawley, Portland; Elizabeth Berkana, Portland; Elizabeth Stoyko, Phippsburg; Emi Ito, Bath; Janet Conner, Hiram; Jill Snyder Wallace, Minot; Kathleen Perkins Bird, Bath; Kristi Sandoy, Topsham; Linda Clutterbuck, Norridgewock; Marie Phillippon, Topsham; Patricia Ringston, New Harbor; Paul Hollingsworth, Brunswick; Priscilla Nicholson, Brunswick; Rachael Conner, Hiram; Roslyn Logsdon, New Harbor; Sue Kuendig, Brunswick; Sue Perless, Brunswick; and Sybil Shiland, Standish. Come see!