Tuesday, June 10, 2014

TWiNE 2014

TWiNE 2014: 
A Contemporary Tapestry Exhibition

A Juried Exhibition by Members of 
Tapestry Weavers in New England
80 Washington St, Providence, RI 02903
401 277 5000    

July 8 – August 8, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 17 2014, 5-9 pm.

 Katie Hickey, "Moon Over Albers"

TWiNE 2014 will include a broad diversity of styles and inspirations of handwoven tapestries by eighteen artists from New England and beyond.  The tapestries in this exhibit range in size from miniature to wall-scaling, range in style from realism to abstraction and in design from monochromatic to vibrant. 

Suzanne Pretty, Lined Up and Ready

This exhibit was juried by Barbara Herbster, a well-known professional artist, weaver and teacher.

TWiNE, one of several regional tapestry weavers' groups in the United States and Canada, was established in 1991 to support contemporary tapestry artists, and to preserve and promote the ancient art of handwoven tapestry.  

Julia Mitchell, Blue Grasses

TWiNE’s forty-five members have trained in tapestry and weaving techniques around the country and around the world, from New England to New Mexico, Israel to Mexico, with experience ranging from full-time professional artists to fairly casual weavers, including , textile professionals and gallery owners.  

Don Burns, Monhegan

In addition to showing members’ work, TWINE also focuses on educating the public about contemporary tapestry design and technique.  

Membership is not limited to residents of New England and currently includes members from every New England state, as well as New York, Colorado and Canada.

Overlapping the TWiNE exhibit is Convergence, the biannual conference of the Handweavers Guild of America (HGA).  

Convergence includes many other textile exhibitions, and will take place 14-19 July at the RI Convention Center in Providence, just 3 blocks from the gallery.

Priscilla Alden, Passages II

Artists included in this exhibit, in alphabetical order, are:   Louise Abbott, Priscilla Alden, Janet Austin, Barbara Burns, Don Burns,  Nancy Corkery, Bonnie Eadie, Katie Hickey, Susan Matthew, Julia Mitchell, Brenda Osborn, Suzanne Pretty, Tamar Shadur, Micala Sidore, Kathy Spoering,  Elizabeth Trocki,  Sarah Warren and  Betsy Wing.