The triennial continues with more workshops, a panel discussion “Approaching a Design”, luncheon speaker Vancouver textile artist Michelle Sirois-Silver, General Meeting, evening lecture “Colour” by Gene Shepherd, rug exhibit take down.
Acceptance of new board headed by Heather Ritchie, based in the United Kingdom. The theme for 2016-2018 is “Returning to our Roots”.
Afternoon wanderings, dine out, develop friendships and plan for Day 4.
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, CTLizAlpertFay.com Mary Jane Andreozzi, RI MJAndreozzi.com Marilyn Bottjer, NY Molly Colegrove, NY Linda Rae Coughlin, NJTheArtRugs.com Gail Dufresne, NJ GoatHillDesigns.com Susan L. Feller, Augusta, WV ArtWools.com Leslie Giuliani, CT LeslieGiuliani.com Tracy Jamar, NY TracyJamar.com Beth Kempf, CT HappyRugHooker.com Lori LaBerge, NCLoriLaberge.comRachelle LeBlanc, AB, CanadaRachelleLeBlanc.com Lara Magruder, CA LaraMagruder.com June M. Myles, Elkins, WV Constance D. Old, CT ConstanceOld.com Alice Rudell, NY Michelle Sirois-Silver, BC, CanadaMichelleSirois-Silver.com Missy Stevens, CT MissyStevens.com
Here is a preview of the show from our TIGHR participants.
The Spring 2014 issue of Fiber Art Now features “rug hooking artists who are making strides on the trek toward gaining respect” in the world of contemporary art, according to author Trudi Van Dyke. Editor, Marcia Young has provided the full article for this post. Click Fiber Art Now p40-45- rug hooking spring ’14