An exhibition of fiber and mixed media works by artists Margaret Sheehan and Cindy Heath.
Open: May 2 – June 28
Cindy Heath is a self-taught fiber artist with more than 40 years of experience making high quality traditional and art quilts, fiber art wall hangings, and commissioned works. She has studied art quilt design and abstraction with fiber artists Sue Benner, Katie Pasquini Masopust, and Jane Dunnewold.
Cindy taught quilting and art to children and adults for more than 30 years through her previous work as a public parks and recreation practitioner. Through the process of applying varying levels of fabric layering, abstraction techniques, and creative threadwork, movement becomes an important element in her art work.
Cindy's artwork is found in private collections and galleries in New Hampshire and Vermont. Current gallery showings include Long River Gallery & Gifts (White River Junction, VT), Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network (Bethlehem, NH). She is a lifelong student of the fiber art medium, and is a member of the Surface Design Association and Studio Art Quilt Associates. Cindy lives and works in Plainfield, NH.
Margaret M. Sheehan has been a fiber artist for over 25 years. Originally from Massachusetts, Margaret first attended the Cleveland Institute of Art and then transferred and graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art with a BFA in Graphic Design. She worked in computer graphics for several years before switching from a computer to a sewing machine for her art.
Margaret moved to the Upper Valley in 1989. She has exhibited her work in many local venues, most notably SculptureFest, the Adrian Duckworth Museum and the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen where she is a member. She has studied with Nancy Crow, Michael James, David Walker, and Joan Schulze, through the North Country Studio Workshops held at Bennington College.
Margaret likes to experiment. Using no patterns, her original work features spirals, geometric shapes, wavy lines, paint, stamping and an assortment of fiber. Her art emanates from a place deep within her and she allows the work to direct her to where it needs to go.
This is free and open to the public.
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