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April Art Walk: Fiber Three Ways (Opening Reception)-CANCELLED
April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Fiber Three Ways
Mill 180 Park April 3-26
Opening Reception April 3rd 6-9 pm (part of the Easthampton Art Walk)
Fiber Three Ways showcases three artists all using fiber in very different ways to create art with non-traditional and innovative approaches to their mediums. Dawn Allen, Laura Bundesen, and Katherine McClelland formed a professional artist group three years ago and have continued to meet regularly collaborating on artistic innovation, marketing, and business strategies. They are thrilled to be sharing the diversity of fiber art possibilities with you in their first group show. Laura’s neuro-art features brightly colored and very detailed embroidered paintings. Katherine’s work shows the amazing range of felt, creating elaborate figurative images all in wool. And Dawn’s work combines her own method of digital painting with free-motion quilting on cotton fabric.
About the artists:
Having created modern quilts for over 25 years, I veered off the beaten path of quilting and innovated my own technique, combining digital painting and free-motion quilting to create one of a kind pieces. My most recent series featured vintage cars and I also enjoy creating colorful pet portraits. I have shown my work at several venues in Western MA as well as the New England Quilt Museum, Highfield Hall and Gardens, Fuller Craft Museum and the Houston International Quilt Festival. I live in Westfield Massachusetts with my husband, two children, and several pets including a piano playing pony (true story). You can find me online at dawnallen.net
I’ve had a 30+ year love affair with fabric, thread, and color. Using these elements, I create richly textured mixed media pieces, with a focus on our magical human brains inspired by neuroscience. After
recycling scraps of fabric into a collage and embellishing with hand embroidery, my neuro art pieces are then stretched and painted. I participate annually in the Art of Neuroscience Exhibit at the Society
of Neuroscience convention and have been included in Toronto’s Brain Project – a public exhibition that supports Alzheimers care and research. My work has been collected internationally by neurosurgeons,
neurologists, neuroscientists and survivors of brain injury and illness as well as their caregivers.
You can find me online at LauraBundesen.com
I’ve always known I wanted to be an artist. When I graduated from high school, no one was surprised that I headed off to The Maryland Institute, College of Art. I majored in ceramics but took classes in a
wide range of disciplines. In my senior year, I met the love of my life, who was a GFA major. Straight out of college we moved to Western Massachusetts. My husband enrolled in a woodworking school and I
ventured into the job market. I found employment in education. I am a mother to two amazing girls and am an art teacher at a small High School in CT. I also teach felting workshops in a variety of settings and spend as much time as I can in my own studio. I have discovered a medium that matches my needs, felting, and have been working hard to develop a body of work that reflects what is important to me.
You can find me at marsupicool.com