Wednesday, December 18, 2013

We're in the news!

Gallery kicks off new year with new exhibit

This art quilt by Martha Wolfe, entitled ‘Asian Lily,’ is part of the Kershner Gallery’s ‘Double Take’ exhibit.
The Bruce S. Kershner Gallery at the Fairfield Public Library will have a reception for “Double Take”, a photo and fiber group show, on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The show features the work of members of Sisters in Cloth and will run from Jan. 5 to Feb. 23.
Sisters in Cloth is a group of fiber artists from the Connecticut Shoreline.  The collaboration was inspired by Rosemary DeLucco Alpert’s photography. Each fiber artist selected one of her images to interpret in fiber. They were attracted to either the overall image, the composition, the color or the texture. Both the photographs and the resulting art interpretations are on display.
The group started in 2000 in Guilford and continues to meet weekly at one another’s homes. The membership is limited to 12, with members coming from towns that run from West Haven to Clinton. The artists have exhibited together as an art quilt group since 2004 in a variety of venues, including Haskins Labs at Yale University, Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Department of Transportation in Newington, Garde Theater in New London, Willoughby Wallace Library in Stony Creek and Connecticut Hospice in Branford.
For more information on the group, visit

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas in the Library

Our group has been so fortunate.  We are asked annually to install our art work in the Guilford Free Library every December.  It is a well loved community gathering place on the historic Green in Guilford CT.

This year we chose to focus our work on "Inspired By The Library:  Food For Thought".  It is an eclectic exhibit to be sure and is greatly enhanced (and better understood) by accompanying artist statements.  The topics range from library catalogues to DNA to breastfeeding to identity to food (not just for thought).  You have to see it to believe it :^)

We also asked our evening Friends' group to join us in the exhibit.  Now the expanded collection of Sisters in Cloth & Friends really fills the room (to the max!).

Opening Reception is Dec 7, 2-4 with refreshments and....MUSIC!! supplied by Friend member Mary Lyn Page's musician husband.

If you are in the area, we hope you will join us for the fun.

Our 'selfies' collection