Group Exhibit of Fiber Art Blooms in Grubbs

Vivika DeNegre’s piece with inspiration photo by Rosemary DeLucco Alpert. Photo and caption

A group exhibit featuring the work of a dozen fiber artists from Southern Connecticut is now on display at the Williston Northampton School’s Grubbs Gallery.

“Double Take: Photo & Fiber,” which includes both fiber artwork and the nature photographs that inspired them, opened March 6. A reception for the artists will be held in the gallery on March 23 from 2-4 p.m.

The collective work was created by Sisters in Cloth, a group who drew their name from a Progressive quilt with a batik motif that they created together. Sisters in Cloth started in Guilford in 2000 and the group’s collective work has appeared in such venues as Haskins Labs at Yale University, Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Garde Theater in New London, and Connecticut Hospice in Branford.

The “Double Take” exhibit was inspired by the nature photography of Rosemary DeLucco Alpert. The display includes the original images—details of looping stamens and green, white, pink, and blue petals—alongside their fiber art interpretations, both literal and abstract.

According to an article in the Fairfield Sun, a Connecticut-based newspaper, the artists were “attracted to either the overall image, the composition, the color or the texture” of the photographs.

“Double Take” will be on display until March 28. Read more about Sisters in Cloth and their Grubbs Gallery exhibit on their blog or on Diane Wright Art Quilts.

The Grubbs Gallery is located at 40 Park Street, Easthampton, in the Reed Campus Center and is open on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 to noon.

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