Five Fiber Friends was the brainchild of SAQA-CT artist Diane Cadrain, beginning in 2011. Diane recruited 4 fellow fiber artists for a group show at Fairhaven Furniture's River Street Gallery. She worked with Fairhaven's gallery coordinator Kate Paranteau to make the exhibition happen.
When Diane Cadrain, Trish Hodge, Mickey Lawler, Kate Themel and Diane Wright arrived with all their artwork on Friday morning, the gallery room was an overwhelming (but beautiful!) pile of frames and quilts, stacked and draped over every surface.
Luckily for this band of five diverse fiber artists, Kate Paranteau has a gift for putting eclectic pieces of furniture and artwork and together in different combinations to create charming little viewing areas. She calls the process "making up stories".
One by one, the team got all the artwork on the walls, surrounded by beautiful handmade wooden tables, small sculptures, lamps and other furniture. As a result, viewers can easily imagine a piece of fiber art hanging on the walls of their own home.
Opening Reception Aug 3 at 2pm
72 Blatchley Ave
New Haven, CT 06513