“Thread Count” is an invitational exhibit of Five Fiber Artists featuring Clara Nartey, Diane Cadrain, Catherine Whall Smith, Judy Ross, and Kate Themel.
It opened on January 11, 2020 and is going to run for three months (more details below). If you do have the chance, come on over and see this show.
All the participating artists are so talented. You’ve really got to see this exhibit for yourself . I know that some of you won’t be able to go see it because of distance and other reasons. So, I’m going to give you a preview of the show. However, in no way is this going to replace the real thing. I’m going to do my best to get as close to the real thing as I can. But seriously, go see it for yourself if at all possible.
When you walk into the gallery in East Hartford, to your right, you see the displays for two of us five artists – Catherine Whall-Smith and I. Above, is the look to your right when you open the gallery door and step into the gallery.
It was hard to take photos of some of the pieces which were in corners.
Below is yours truly surrounded by some of my artworks at Thread Count
As I told you, I’m not the only one whose works are on display. Here’s a look at fiber artist Catherine Whall- Smith’s wall of artworks.
They include art which are duplicate sections of larger pieces in her “Transfusion” series. All of Cathy’s art quilts are traditionally hand quilted. If you like hand sewing, you’ll especially enjoy Cathy’s work.
To see more of Cathy’s work, visit Cathy at her website.
Another of the artists in this exhibition is Judy Ross. Her work can be seen in the background in the photo above. Each artist is different and their use of the medium to create uniquely different bodies of works is truly amazing.
Judy Ross uses a variety of fabrics including commercial and hand dyed cotton, satin, silk, tulle, organza, thread and paint to create texture. Much of her inspiration comes from nature.
Below is a better view of Judy Ross’s fiber artworks. To see more of Judy’s works, visit Judy Ross’s website.
Kate Themel, a fiber artist, is another one of the invited artists for this extraordinary exhibit. Kate has developed a distinct, painterly style in her compositions, which are constructed using basic quilting techniques and materials.
Below is a view of Kate Themel’s wall of fiber artworks. To see more of Kate’s work, visit Kate Themel online.
The final fiber artist in this show is Diane Cadrain. Diane’s work includes hand-painted fabric, felting, knitted embellishments, hand embroidery, and beading.
Below is a look at her work in the current exhibit – Thread Count. If you’re into felting, as I know some of you are, you’ll truly enjoy seeing what Diane is creating with felting.
To see more of Diane’s work and learn about her, visit Diane Cadrain online.
As much as you may have enjoyed seeing this preview, nothing beats visiting and seeing the exhibition in person.
Thread Count Exhibition Details
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 25th 11a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hartford Fine Art Gallery
80 Pitkin St,
East Hartford, CT 06108
Phone: (860) 528-1409
On view till March 31, 2020.
There’s plenty of time to go see it. So, if you’re local, put it on your calendar. If you’re not local, then this preview is especially for you with love from me 🙂 Hope you enjoyed it.
For the duration of the exhibit, autographed copies of my book – “Drawn with Threads” will be available for sale at the gallery. Not only is this book beautiful, it’s inspirational. Read the reviews and go grab yourself an autographed copy. Currently, autographed copies are available only at Hartford Fine Art Gallery while the show is on.
This brings us to the end of your preview of “Thread Count.” I sincerely hope you can make it to the live exhibition. You won’t be disappointed! There’s so much to see.
PS: Don’t forget to share this with a friend. They’ll thank you for it.