Contemporary Hooking: A Fine Art
Lecture by Fiber Artist Liz Alpert Fay
Saturday, September 24, 2 PM
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)
Farnsworth Art Museum
16 Museum Street
Rockland, Maine 04841
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.