Interwoven: Art Meets Nature and Once Upon a Quilt: 3-D Quilts at Highfield Hall & Gardens

Interwoven: Art Meets Nature, through September 6, 2017

“This contemporary fiber exhibition is curated by Marcia Young, publisher of Fiber Art Now, a fiber art periodical and community that explores the wide breath of fiber as an artistic medium. The show of virtuoso works by national artists includes nearly every form of fiber art, including weaving, felting, tapestry, needlework, basketry, handmade paper, silk painting, and book arts. Interwoven: Art Meets Nature will connect the natural world with the materials and techniques that are so familiar to all of us, in an engaging, nature based show of contemporary fiber art and textiles.” — Introductory Wall Text

Interwoven brings together a virtuoso group of national artists and is designed to bring the outside in, engaging visitors with natural forms and materials, many of which will offer a first time fiber art experience to visitors,” explained Young.

Lanny Bergner. Craters of the Moon. Flame treated stainless steel mesh, brass wire, pins and silicone. 54” x 11” x 12”

Jean Koon. Steampunk Pine. Pine needles coiled with waxed linen thread. Heat patinated copper foil strips adhered to pine needle armature with stainless steel straight pins. 6” x 3” x 6”

Mariko Kusumoto. 
Seascape. 
Polyester, metal / heat setting. 
7” x 7”x 3”

Niraja Lorenz. Strange Attractor #1. Machine pieced, machine quilted, hand-dyed and commercial cotton fabric. 
40” x 39”

Dorothy McGuinness. Displacement. Diagonal twill woven sculptural basket. Watercolor paper, acrylic paint, waxed linen thread. 9” x 14” x 8”

Rebecca Mezoff
. Emergence VII
. Hand-dyed wool, cotton
. 45” x 45”

Mallory Weston. Pastel Rhombicuboctahedron

Once Upon a Quilt: 3-D Quilts by Dominique Ehrmann, through September 4, 2017

“Complementing Interwoven: Art Meets Nature is a solo show by Canadian artist Dominique Ehrmann.  Once Upon a Quilt: 3-D Quilts by Dominique Ehrmann is an immersive, whimsical exhibition featuring 3-D quilts and kinetic quilted sculptures.  Ehrmann has developed a novel technique that explores traditional quilting methods and translates them into extraordinary productions.  The exhibition includes a 56-inch diameter wind driven quilted pinwheel sited outside the mansion’s front door, as well as a six-foot freestanding sculptural work Once Upon A Quilt.” — Highfield Hall

“Known for her imaginative and whimsical quilts, Dominique Ehrmann pushes the boundaries of contemporary fiber arts by using traditional techniques to create quilts with multi-dimensional layers and kinetic structures. Inspired by children’s pop-up books, cartoons, and particularly her love of nature, she has invented a new form of fiber art. A native of Quebec, Dominique will travel to Falmouth for Highfield’s June 25 Open House to demonstrate her solar powered sewing machine and explain her innovative techniques.” — Introductory Wall Text

Approaching High Field Hall

Come and Follow Me

Come and Follow Me detail

Serenity

Serenity detail

Images courtesy Highfield Hall  & Gardens