NCCCA Arts Center Announces New Exhibition: “Threads”
Exhibit features Fiber Arts through Art Quilting
The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts (NCCCA Arts Center) is pleased to present a new exhibition called, “Threads,” which will display art quilts by a dozen fiber artists from across the Adirondacks and Vermont.
“We’re so pleased to be shining a spotlight on fiber arts this month,” says Janine Scherline, NCCCA Executive Director. “There are many talented fiber artists in our region and they are most deserving of recognition and praise, and we are happy to provide a great venue.”
“I've been quilting for most of my life, but this is the first time that my work has been selected for a juried fabric art exhibition,” says artist Lorna Earl. “I'm thrilled for two reasons. First, that fabric art is recognized as an art form, not just a handicraft. Second, that my work was judged worthy of display as examples of creative expression in fabric.”
Artist Mary Lou Beauharnois worked at the Plattsburgh State Museum and Art Department for 36 years. “Although traditional quilting captures my heart, I find creating art quilts a special challenge,” she says.
The “Threads” exhibition is also designed to be informative and interactive. It will include text panels containing information about the history, controversy, and process of Fiber Arts. In addition, awards will be distributed and visitors will be encouraged to view the show and cast their vote for their favorite entry – forms and a dropbox will be available at the front desk in the Main Gallery. A special sneak peek of “Threads” will also begin on May 13th via the NCCCA Arts Center’s Facebook page. New artists will be featured daily.
The opening reception for the “Threads” exhibition will be held in the Main Gallery on Friday, May 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public and will be on display from May 17 through June 15, 2013.
The NCCCA Arts Center is open to visitors Tuesday through Friday, 10am – 5pm and Saturdays, 10am – 4pm. For more information about upcoming events and exhibitions, please visit the NCCCA Arts Center’s website at: www.plattsburgharts.org