"Heart Work" Hooked rugs by Judy Mayhew Wylie, Small Quilts by Michael R. Stevenson, Holiday Gifts by Members

November 6 - December 28, 2019. Special Open House: Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

On view now through December is our show of work made by hand and with heart. Artwork includes originally-designed hand-hooked wool on linen rugs by Harpswell artist Judy Mayhew Wylie with themes of kindness, autumn vines and snowy owls. Also on view are small, freeform quilts by Augusta artist Michael R. Stevenson, PhD.

Finally, Maine Fiberarts’ members are showing unique items for holiday gift-giving—artist books, knitted cowls, felted vessels, a board-book collar, felted cuffs, woven scarves, and hooked footstools. Come see! We'll have refreshments and folks are welcomed to come sit and stitch a while and enjoy the day.

Heart Work Images

If you missed some of our exhibitions over the past few years, here's a link to see and read about them.

work by Kuhn

Conversations: Paintings and Textiles 
On View: September 11–November 2, 2019.

Allegra Kuhn:  “art and design, fiber and handwork, have always had a presence in my life. I’ve experimented with most fiber processes, but tend to be drawn to those that may not be as ‘current’ or fashionable. My interest in traditional rug hooking or hooking with wool grew out of a part time job in the industry.

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during the gallery show

It's Political. An Exhibition of Political Work, July 3–August 31, 2019. Work by 12 Maine artists representing all points of view. Tea bag quilts, artists’ books, recycled sculptural plastic, paper maché, coiled basketry, woven tapestries, hooked Ruth Bader Ginsberg pillows, crocheted tea cups, mixed media embroidery, paper collage, and more.

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hooked rug from Hooked on Spring exhibit

Hooked on Spring, 2019, our show of 35 contemporary hooked rugs. On view April 1-June 15, 2019. Beautiful original work including depictions of Maine landscapes, reflections, cityscapes, cafés with diners, abstract themes, the natural world, and Maine's working world. Inspiring work!

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side view of building during a tour weekend

Getting Here

We are located in Topsham, Maine. Just a little beyond the bridge to Brunswick, on the corner of Green and Main Street. 

From southern Maine and points south

Traveling to Midcoast Maine, take Interstate-295 North to the first Brunswick exit. Follow Pleasant Street and stay in right-hand lane. At third stoplight, continue straight following sign "to Maine Street" (not towards "Bath"). Get in left-hand lane. At second stoplight, turn left onto Maine Street (Brunswick) and travel its length, staying in right-hand lane. Cross Frank Wood Bridge over the Androscoggin River onto Main Street, Topsham. Travel past the yellow Bowdoin Mill on your right, one-tenth of a mile from the bridge to #13 Main at the corner of Green and Main Streets. #13 is a red brick building with a sign that says "Maine Fiberarts." Park in front of our building or in the lot in the eight spaces directly bordering Green Street.

Alternate route from southern Maine

Take Interstate-295 North to Exit 31, Topsham/196 East. Travel Route 196 East for four stoplights. Just before the 5th stoplight, turn right onto Route 201 South following sign for "Brunswick/ Maine Street." Building is located one mile from this turn on the left-hand side at #13 Main Street in Topsham. 

From northern Maine along the coast:
Travel Route 1 South. Take the exit for “Topsham/ Routes 24 & 201” (not the exit for “Topsham/196" which takes you towards Lewiston). Exit puts you on the Frank Wood Bridge. Follow above.

From northern and central Maine

Take Interstate-295 South. After Augusta, be careful to follow signs towards "Brunswick," not Lewiston. Take: “Topsham/Brunswick/196 East" exit. Travel Route 196 East for four stoplights. Turn right onto Route 201 South following sign for “Brunswick/ Maine Street.” Building is located one mile from this turn on the left-hand side at #13 Main Street in Topsham.

Parking

There are six spaces in front of our building or eight, in the old Fire Station lot directly bordering Green Street. Maine Fiberarts has its own private parking lot. Enter through the trees on the side of the building on Green Street.

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Member's Show: Fiber Collective

FIBER COLLECTIVE: Work by 24 Maine Artists. Art quilts, handmade paper, hooked wall art, collage, needlework tapestry, felted work, artists’ books, mosaics, braided work, netting, paper quilts, doll, mixed media, woven tapestry, weavings.

On View: September 12 - November 3, 2018
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday, 11-4; Saturday, 11-2
Open House: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. as part of Maine Craft Weekend

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