Threads: A Sampling of Fiber Arts Exhibit at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center - Southern Maryland Headline News

Threads: A Sampling of Fiber Arts Exhibit at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center

New exhibit showcases local and national fiber artists

Dissemination Indestructible Recollections by Marcia Haffmans. An example of fiber art that is now on display at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center in Solomons. Dissemination by Marcia Haffmans—an example of fiber art that is now on display at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center in Solomons.

SOLOMONS, Md. (March 29, 2016)—A spectacular exhibit of fiber art is on view now through July 24 in the John Dennis Murray Arts Building at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center in Solomons, Md. This vibrant and diverse selection of work features pieces from over 50 local and national artists. The Threads exhibit includes works rooted in traditional materials and methods, as well as those embracing innovative materials, forms and processes. Visitors will enjoy fiber and textile pieces from small to large scale throughout the gallery.

The exhibit was juried by International Fiberart Pedagogue, Historian, Consultant and Artist, Renate Maile-Moskowitz. "As you enter the exhibit, we hope you share our amazement on how fibers can be transformed into such a multitude of diverse, distinguished and colorful textiles, highlighting and exuding miracle of creation", said Maile-Moskowitz. "These varied textiles demonstrate our profound connection to this most ancient, most versatile and most dynamic art forms–fibers. The common thread throughout this exhibit should lead you on a journey through timeless techniques, with old and new fibrous materials side by side, as well as innovative translations. May this exhibit inspire your imagination and demonstrate that fiber arts are alive and active, defying boundaries, and keeping up with the newest technologies and materials."

Threads features works by Susan Aaron-Taylor, Lynda Andrews-Barry, Jill Ault, Gabrielle Aydnwylde, Sue Banning, Susan Berger, Marie Bergstedt, Frid Branham, Blair Cahill, Monica Chulewicz, Peggy Cox, Carrie Dickason, Barb Butler, Karen Donde, Kathie Roig, Eileen Doughty, Lynn Doyal, Arnika Eskeland, Liz Fay, Carrie Lee Gissiner, Clara Graves, Judith Gunter, Marcia Haffmans, Jean Judd, Elaine Katz, Allison Korb, Kathryn Kosto, Mickey Kunkle, George Laufert, Pamela MacGregor, Tamryn McDermott, Jacquline Mehring, Lenore Mills, David Mooney, Olivia Morrow, Chirs Motley, Dominie Nash, Hannah O'Brien, Tea Okropiridze, J.Luray Schaffner, Jenny Schu, Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, Deborah Silver, Adrienne Sloane, Ashley Smith, Peeta Tinay, Steve Totin, Betty Usdan Zwickler, Amy Veach, Michael Weaver, Barbara Weber, Doerte Weber, Barbara Wester, Shea Wilkinson, Peggy Wyman.

About Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Annmarie Garden is located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. The sculpture garden features a walking path that meanders through the forest past permanent and loaned sculpture, including more than 35 works of art on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. Annmarie Garden also presents a variety of award-winning special events, gallery shows, and engaging public art programs. Annmarie Garden's Studio School offers creative classes for all ages and abilities taught by a talented faculty. Annmarie Garden is conveniently located just off Route 2-4, on Dowell Road in Solomons, Maryland; open 9am-5pm daily; the Murray Arts Building and Gift Shop are open 10am-5pm daily. To learn more, visit www.annmariegarden.org.

Directions to Annmarie Sculpture Garden & arts Center

From Washington DC (about a 60 minute drive): take Route 4 South to Capital Beltway Exit 11 (to Prince Frederick). Continue on 4 South, following signs to Solomons. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn. Annmarie is less than 1/4 mile on left. From Baltimore (Beltway I-695): take I-97 (Annapolis) to Route 301 South (Bowie). Continue on 301 to Route 4 and follow signs to Solomons. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn. Annmarie is less than 1/4 mile on left. From Annapolis: follow Route 2 South towards Prince Frederick/Solomons. Left (South) onto Route 2/4 at Sunderland light. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn. Annmarie is less than 1/4 mile on left.

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