Monday, February 14, 2011

Diane Cadrain Represents Connecticut in "Volusia: Wrapped in Fiber"

Juror Pamela Allen has chosen a variety of wall hangings and sculptural fiber art of all shapes and sizes which will be exhibited at one museum, one art center and three galleries in Volusia County, Florida.   Entries came from all over the US and abroad by members of SAQA and Surface Design Association (SDA).

Congratulations to our sole representative from Connecticut, Diane Cadrain of West Hartford, who will exhibit her pieceMany-Colored Polypores” (see image, right) at the Peabody Auditorium Rose Room Gallery.Cadrain_Many-colored polypores  

Cadrain describes the inspiration behind her work:

“The natural world inspires my work by offering constantly-refreshed images of arresting loveliness.

Tolstoy said, ‘Love all creation…love every leaf.’ In that spirit, I’ve attempted to replicate the intricate striations and colorations of the many-colored polypore, a lowly fungus which grows on rotting logs.

This image combines embroidery, hand-sewing, machine quilting, and knitting.”

A complete list of participating artists and titles along with a list of where they will be displayed can be found on SAQA’s website:

The exhibition at the Rose Room Gallery, Peabody Auditorium will run from March 10 – April 27

Peabody Auditorium

600 Auditorium Boulevard

Daytona Beach, FL 32118-4247

(386) 671-3460

Open Mon-Sat 10am-2pm

Art Talk: Friday, March 25, 2 – 4 PM

To find out more about Volusia: Wrapped in Fiber, visit their blog:

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