18 April 2014

Three Voices in Fiber

Elin's Zinnia, detail. Sandra Gregg.

One of the features I like most about Newton's modern library is the dedicated gallery space, which features a different exhibit of work by local artists each month. April brings us the work of three textile artists,  Sandy Gregg, Rosemary Hoffenberg and Valerie Maser-Flanagan; Ms. Gregg and Ms. Hoffenberg happen to be members of my quilt guild.  Work in fiber media makes a welcome change of pace from the more typical display of paintings or photographs. The exhibit is on view from April 1 through April 30. 

The work of these three artists incorporates many traditional and modern quilt-making skills, including piecing and quilting by hand and machine, as well as dyeing, screen printing and other surface design techniques. The images here are just some of the quilts that I found personally most intriguing - the body of work is excellent. All of the quilts are for sale.

Woods Walk. Valerie Maser-Flanagan.

Hidden Messages. Sandy Gregg.

Linear Three. Rosemary Hoffenberg.

Chrysalises #1. Valerie Maser-Flanagan.

Nocturnal City Lights. Valerie Maser-Flanagan.

Elin's Zinnia. Sandra Gregg.