Flag Salute!

June 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

Greetings, fearless blog readers. As you may or may not know, Flag Day was Monday, June 14th!

The Cynthia-Reeves Projects, in collaboration with the Newport Mill, presents “Fabrications,” a mixed media exhibition featuring work by 19 international, national and regional artists. The exhibition opens on Saturday, June 26 from 4 – 7pm.  In acknowledgment of the building’s history as a working mill, “Fabrications” presents artworks using textiles in innovative, contemporary ways, and showcases projects that utilize weaving, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and spinning into unexpected forms and unusual materials.

Among the many projects, viewers encounter a curtain of dried fallen oak leaves delicately strung on cotton thread and suspended from the ceiling by internationally acclaimed Korean artist JaeHyo Lee; a “lace” tapestry by Lee Renninger, upon closer inspection, reveals itself to be “woven” from discrete porcelain pieces held together by hemp thread; Claire Watkins brings a collection of threaded needles to life through the use of electromagnetic fields and simple circuit/motor systems.

“Fabrications” features work by: Elizabeth Billings, Michele Brody, Alisa Dworsky, Brenda Garand, Joan Giordano, Angela Hennessy, Carol Hepper, Danielle Julian Norton, William Dickey King, Milan Klic, JaeHyo Lee, Anne Lindberg, Soo Sunny Park, Lee Renninger, Jan Staller, Muriel Stockdale, Johnny Swing, Christine Tarkowski, and Claire Watkins.

The Newport Mill is located at 169 Sunapee Street, Newport, New Hampshire.

The exhibition’s opening reception is Saturday, June 26th, from 4 – 7pm.  Regular hours are Thursday – Saturday 11am – 5pm.  “Fabrications” runs through Saturday, September 25th.

If you’re feeling extra patriotic, check out this cool, free crochet American flag afghan pattern! Hooray, hooray for the USA!

© Tricia79

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