Saturday, September 3, 2011

Presentation by Liz Alpert Fay at Farnsworth Art Museum, Sept 24th (Rockland, Maine)

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Contemporary Hooking: A Fine Art

Lecture by Fiber Artist Liz Alpert Fay

Saturday, September 24, 2 PM

clip_image001[6]To celebrate the opening of the exhibition Beyond Rugs! nationally recognized textile artist Liz Alpert Fay will give a presentation on the world of contemporary hooking.

Many people are familiar with antique hooked rugs, but few are aware of the new and innovative works being produced by contemporary hooking artists today. In this illustrated presentation, Fay will lead viewers on a journey through the world of artists hooking throughout the United States and Canada.

Liz Alpert Fay studied Textile Design at Boston University and later became intrigued with the technique of traditional rug hooking. Since then she has been creating colorful hand- hooked rugs of her own design. She currently co-curates an annual juried show called "Pushing the Limits: New Expressions in Hooked Art

(image: "Spontaneous Stripe" 18" x 26" Liz Alpert Fay)

Location: 

Farnsworth Art Museum 
16 Museum Street
Rockland, Maine 04841
207.596.645

Seating: limited to 60 people

Cost: $10 members, $12 nonmembers

For Reservations: call 207-596-0949 or visit  http://www.farnsworthmuseum.org/education/contemporary-hooking-fine-art-lecture-fiber-artist-liz-alpert-fay

BEYOND RUGS! will run from September 24, 2011 – February 05, 2012

The second textile show at the Farnsworth to feature the technique of rug hooking, Beyond Rugs!, curated by Mildred Cole Peladeau and Farnsworth Assistant Curator Jane Bianco, will examine the art of hooking in recent times. A design by the innovative modernist, Marguerite Zorach, will introduce selections of artists from throughout the country who set the pace today with hook and fiber.