Thursday, June 29, 2017

Space Coast Artists Featured in Regional Exhibit



Four Space Coast weavers are among the  artists included in the  exhibit
 “Threads of our Lives: Celebrating 75 years of Weaving in Central Florida”
at the Orange County Regional History Center in downtown Orlando.  The Weavers of Orlando, a central Florida group including members from 5 neighboring counties, is celebrating its 75th year of promoting textile art. The exhibit explores the history of weaving, and showcases  surprising colors and textures in functional, wearable, and decorative art made by Central Florida craftspeople who bring a modern twist to this age-old tradition.

A highlight of the show is a wedding dress with fabric handwoven and tailored by Diane Click of Merritt Island.  Marilyn Frew of Palm Bay contributed  five garments ranging from a beautifully detailed infant dress to a colorful coat woven as a tribute to breast cancer survival.  Joan Furci of Titusville created a tulip tapestry and Ann Welly Revels of Titusville is showing triaxial weavings  and painted warp wall hangings.   

All four are members of the Space Coast Weavers and Fiber Artists which meets on the third Saturday of the month from 10 am to noon at the Merritt Island Public Library.  Meeting are free and open to the public.  For information call Marilyn at 321-674-9020.

The Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E Central Boulevard, Orlando is open Mon-Sat 10am to 5 pm and noon -5 on Sunday.  The exhibit runs until October 8, 2017.

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