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Hooked Art 2014

The Gathering by Rachelle LeBlanc
The Gathering by Rachelle LeBlanc

 The Gallery, UConn, 1 University Place, Stamford, CT will be the site of an exciting collection of fiber art with hooking as one of many techniques.  Coordinated by Newtown Hooked Art Shows and curated by Liz Alpert Fay the opening reception is Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 1-4 pm.  Click the link for The Gallery  to find directions and hours.  If unable to attend and meet the artists who will speak about their process, the show is up through November 29, 2014.

The following 18 artists contributed fifty-five pieces- (TIGHR members are in GREEN with sites hot linked)

Liz Alpert Fay, CT Mary Jane Andreozzi, RI Marilyn Bottjer, NY Molly Colegrove, NY Linda Rae Coughlin, NJ Gail Dufresne, NJ Susan L. Feller, Augusta, WV Leslie Giuliani, CT Tracy Jamar, NY Beth Kempf, CT Lori LaBerge, NC Rachelle LeBlanc, AB, Canada Lara Magruder, CA June M. Myles, Elkins, WV Constance D. Old, CT Alice Rudell, NY Michelle Sirois-Silver, BC, Canada Missy Stevens, CT

Here is a preview of the show from our TIGHR participants.

international membership rug hooking Rug Hooking Styles

New Gallery Works

By searching through our members’ work on the private site we curated a new selection featuring original pieces from around the world.  Visit GALLERY and enjoy the variety.

Rug Hooking Styles

Plein Air Rug Hooking!

We all know the time involved in pulling loops, using different colors and creating hooked artwork.  Imagine working outside capturing changing light effects as artists in other media can more quickly and you have experienced being a PLEIN AIR HOOKING ARTIST.

Lori LaBerge reported in Hooking Matters Vol 20 Issue 3 :

“Sitting on the deck hooking one day, I grabbed my frame and wool and walked out into the local field.  If painters can work plein air (in the open air), why couldn’t rug hookers hook on location.  This entails no use of photographs for reference.  One hooks what one is viewing. 

'Along the Path', Lori LaBerge 2013
‘Along the Path’, Lori LaBerge 2013

  I had such a wonderful time, I decided to create a website, Plein Air Hooking Artists, that will display the work of rug hookers working en plein air and promote rug hooking as art.  Members work on their own and send photos of their work for me to place on the site. Please join us by contacting me through the site under Join Us.  Membership will be ongoing for those serious about their work and who will regularly contribute to the visual experience.”