I stopped by the Hutchinson Public Library today and viewed the January exhibit by Deb Waggoner. Her textile art is interesting but what really stood out to me was the way it was artistically arranged on the wall. It was almost like it was two exhibits in one; the actual textile art pieces and then the arrangements of those pieces for display.
The tag next to this vest, said that it was completed during a difficult time during the artist's life. It's such a beautiful piece with such hope stitched into it.
I loved the bottle caps on this messenger bag.
Knitted with tiny stitches. This took a lot of patience and time.
The tag that accompanied this piece reminded me of a quote from Dr. Suess . . .'Oh the places you'll go".
I especially liked the quote on the tag that accompanied this piece . . . the work of our hands,*it's never done. How true, especially for those of us that work with our hands to create art.
The tag that accompanied this piece identified it as "The Blessing Bowl". It encouraged the viewer to "Look for blessings both big and small in a conscious manner". I've been doing that as of late and truly I don't think anyone realizes just how much they have to be thankful for, or how blessed they truly are.
The artist reception is Thursday, January 28 from 6 to 8:00 pm upstairs in the auditorium gallery. And check out Deb's website: http://www.twowindowsdyeco.com/index.html
Someone with considerable drawing talent visited this display and left his mark as well.