Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Fiber Art Journey”, by Rosario Villavicencio and Martina Brunner at the Harrison Public Library on view January 6 to February 1, 2019. Meet the Artists January 12 from 1:00 to 3:00pm.
ARTISTS’ STATEMENT: Two women’s textile art and friendship from the 1990’s experiencing different styles and workshops that took us to Vermont and the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild, to Pennsylvania, Kentucky, California, Canada and, lately, Yorkshire in Great Britain.
We are sometimes called “rug-hookers” since we prepare our materials, dye them, cut in strips by hand or with special cutters that are “hooked” into a design drawn on the linen base. Although hooked art is a traditional one that has been with us for a few hundred years, it is also alive and well today. It can be sophisticated, or functional, art to hang on a wall, place on a table, or to walk on beauty underfoot. We are thankful to have the opportunity to show this small token of fiber art.
The exhibit may be viewed Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30am to 9:00pm; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 9:30am to 5:30pm and Sundays 1:00pm to 5:00pm. For info call the Library 914-835-0324 or see harrisonpl.org.