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.
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
Images courtesy Highfield Hall & Gardens