A Treasure Trove of Fibers

30 01 2008

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The Lab of Ornithology is playing host for the next two months to a stunning display of avian quiltwork by local artists Alice Gant and Elsie Dentes entitled, “Oh Joy! Oh Raptor!” Forget any preconceptions you have of quiltwork being confined to repetitious geometric patterns: these quilts exhale life from their fibers, and the fine detail work (in combination with the fabric swatches themselves) project a rich, three-dimensional world more suited to a wall than a bedspread. If you’re in the area, it’s worth a stop by…The official opening is tomorrow (Thursday 31 January) from 5:30-7:00, and the exhibition will be on display until 2 April. Hope to see you there!

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(image above: “Loon Family”, by Elsie Dentes)

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