Saturday, February 5, 2011

ARTAA member exhibits her work

Fiber artist and ARTAA member, Sandra Archbold, is shown Friday night, February 4th, at the opening reception of the Pember Library Museum, Granville, NY, where she exhibited her collection of original designed kimono's.

Despite wintery conditions in the region in recent days, attendance was high at the First Friday event that featured three local artists of the sleepy, rural Adirondack town in upstate New York.  The exhibit will remain on display for the month of February, 2nd floor.

Sandra has been teaching and lecturing about her work for the past 30 years.  She is a lover and collector  of fine fabrics and has been a member of the ARTAA group since it's inception.  Her
designs and original creations are interpreted into wearable and wall art.  In addition to her work with all kinds of fabrics, Sandra also maintains an enormous perennial flower garden during the summer months - an inspiration for any artist.

Congratulations, Sandra!

ARTAAfacts:  A second artist's reception (due to inclement weather) was held on February 3rd, at the Family and Children's Service of the Capital Region for the textile wall art of Diane Evans and Pat Spillane.  The exhibit, "The Threads That Connect Us" will run through February 18, 2011 at the FCSCR Social Art Gallery, 650 Warren Street, Albany.

ARTAAfacts:  Coming up in March, a trunk show by ARTAA member Lucille Makrin at the Salem Courthouse, Great Hall, Salem, NY.  As many as 50 pieces will be shown by the artist, with an opening reception on March 6th, between 1-4 PM.  The exhibit will remain until April 13th.

ARTAAfacts:  Teaching a class on "Quilted Art" in April, 2011, ARTAA member Kris Gregson Moss will join others artisans in presenting Fiber Art Workhops at the Town of Johnsburg
Library.  For enrollment or further information, please call (518) 251-4343.

ARTAAfacts:  ARTAA member Francelise Dawkins will be an exhibitor at "Color Moves", presented at the Shelnutt Gallery of RPI (Room 3606, Rensselaer Union) in honor of Black History Month.  Francelise will show her "Migrative Spirit" and "Sanctuary of the Still Waters".  A reception will be held on Friday, February 11, 2011 between 6-8 PM with live musical entertainment.

ARTAAfacts:  ARTAA will be on display this year at the Widlund Gallery, Tannery Pond, North Creek, NY during May ---------  the Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, NY in September ----- and at the Arts Center at Old Forge, NY this fall.  Watch our blog for details.