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Seasons: Threadpainting by Pamela Druhen
September 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
As the years pass our lives are enveloped in many different seasons. These seasons can be physical, emotional and spiritual. At times they speed by too quickly and at other times the seasons are long and slow to go. In this exhibit, Pam Druhen explores the seasons we experience: physical and emotional, fast and slow, real and perceived, natural and not so much.
Pam also finds that all seasons of life – young, old, in-between, seasons of hardship, sickness, death, change, new life, joy, love, progress and confusion can be found in her work. Her abstract work embraces these wider seasons of life – those that aren’t defined by weather and temperature or the limits of landscape. Color, shapes, movement, primary paths of direction, layers and materials and techniques are the communicators in this work.
Pam uses a mixture of techniques from machine piecing to dye painting and fusing to create her “threadpainted” work. It is not unusual for more than one piecing technique to be used. In 2014 she began incorporating wire as fiber; knitting or crocheting fine gauge wire and including it in different ways, expanding her repertoire.
The exhibit is open Friday-Sundays, September 29-October 15 from noon-5 pm.
Many of the pieces on display are new, created specifically for this exhibit. Pam is an artist, teacher, lecturer and curator and has won national and international awards. She will speak about her work on Saturday, September 30, followed by an Opening Reception.