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“This exhibition is made for those among us who wrap ourselves in the soft embrace of beautiful fabrics, enhance our homes with texture and color, and luxuriate in the uncommon and well-made. Visitors to Stitched and Landscape of Human Skins should come prepared to be thoroughly inspired by this carefully selected display of artists, designers, and world-class makers.”
​-Janeen Mason, Curator

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Participating Artists
• Cindy Bartosek: Botanical and eco art printed journals*
• Kim Borowy: Distinctive contemporary graphic art quilts
• Suzanne Connors: Indigo, Shibori, Batik and Katazome silks
• Talia Cervetti: Mixed media textile collage*
• Allyson Daley: Textile manipulation and embellishment*
• Mary D’Avanzo: Beaded spirit dolls
• Muffy Clark Gill: Art quilts featuring cityscapes from 35,000 feet
• Ruth Hartman: One-of-a-kind beaded evening bags
• Andrea Huffman: Mixed media botanical quilted hanging art
• Julie Kennel: Art quilts with traditional American design and Caribbean color
• Leeann Kroetsch: Felted gowns from the finest silks
• Jet Orsi: Chainmail reimagined as gowns and jewelry*
• Lydia Orsi: Soft sculpture animal assemblages
• Susan Rienzo: Award winning contemporary art quilts*
• Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez: Knittedware for the most discerning
• Bosha Stone: Original fashion designs from world renown labels

* Lighthouse ArtCenter instructor

Lighthouse ArtCenter arouses the senses with Stitched, an exhibition celebrating the art of textiles. Selections from invited artists will be on display, including the evocative solo exhibition in our new Spencer Gallery featuring Kirk Ke Wang’s Landscape of Human Skins. Through a series of large-scale, colorful, mixed-media collages, Ke Wang’s incorporates abandoned pieces of clothing, or “skins,” left behind by humanity. He utilizes garments worn by refugees and others to create a story of meaningful, thought-provoking compositions. In contrast to these large-scale pieces, gallery visitors can explore the diversity of textile art through the work of several distinguished artists’ weavings, embroideries, quilts, tapestries and more in the Schorr Gallery. The exhibition is available in-person and virtually, with art available for purchase.

“Stitched” can be enjoyed by the whole community, and is especially inspiring for those who took comfort during the pandemic by knitting, embroidery, quilting and other tactile hobbies. The following textile workshops will be available for those interested in learning from some of the artists in the exhibition: Coiling with Fiber by Talia Cervetti, Meditative Hand Stitching with Allyson Daley, Embellished Book Making with Eco-Printing by Cindy Bartosek, Playful Pot of Blooms: A Still Life Fiber Collage with Susan Rienzo.