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March 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pmFree
Come and enjoy a delightful cavalcade of contemporary textiles as you explore the vision of eight area fiber artists in an exhibit of work that uses of texture, color, line, and quilting to create a wide away of textile art.
Although all of the artists use fiber, each has developed her own unique voice and style ranging from the abstract to the representational. The artists achieve those goals through a variety of techniques, some beginning with hand-dyeing, printing, painting or even felting the fabric, while others using the evocative commercial fabrics available today. All use machine stitching in their work but some add hand stitching as a design element.
The artists are members of a the SAQA, the international Studio Art Quilt Associates, formed a local critique group called Joined by a Stitch, and meet monthly to support each other in their work. The artists include Betsy Abbott of North Andover, Agusta Agustsson of Melrose, Tarja Cockell of North Andover, Sue Colozzi of Reading, Janis Doucette of North Reading, Anne Kimball of Lexington, Madalene Axford Murphy of Amesbury, and Alanna Nelson of Melrose.
The opening reception for the show is Saturday March 7, 2020 from 4-6pm at the end of Western Avenue’s First Saturday Open Studios event. Please join us and meet the artists in this show. The show runs March 4th through March 29thth.
The Showcase Gallery for this month features the art of Linda Hefner and Noel Soucy.
The Loading Dock Gallery is a program of Loading Dock Arts, Inc, a 501( c)3 nonprofit.