The FACES gallery was enhanced this past week with the addition of a new member to the family. We have been honored with a wonderful donation of a linen, or screw press that will be on continual display in the front gallery.
Located at 7 N. Fourth Street in downtown Denton, The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore’s (FACES) new exhibit features works from the Olde Kent Quilters Repro Bee, Judy Shapiro, and George Laufert. From the Repro Bee’s traditionally inspired red and white collection to the vibrantly colorful modern creations of both Laufert and Shapiro – this exhibit has something for everyone to enjoy. Just in time for the holidays, the exhibit is open Thur., Fri., and Sat., from 12-4pm until January 9th.
by The Olde Kent Quilters Repro Bee
On Display October 26th thru January 5th
Thursday thru Saturday
The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) hosts Elly Sienkiewicz Baltimore Album Quilt Exhibit
The opening exhibit of the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) will be on display until October 13. Visit FACES on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday from 12:00 – 4:00pm to see the Baltimore Album quilt collection of world-renowned quilter Elly Sienkiewicz. A Silver Star honoree for her “profound contribution to the contemporary Quilting Revival” of the past half-century, Sienkiewicz’s has been designing, stitching, teaching, and writing about appliqué; and her work has been featured in exhibits and quilt magazines in the US, Europe, and Japan.
Baltimore Album quilts originated in Baltimore, Maryland in the 1840s. Since then, they have become one of the most popular styles of quilts and are still being made today. In the early days, Baltimore Album quilts reflected the prosperous community of Baltimore where most quilts were made with new fabric, instead of the more commonly used scrap fabric. As the popularity of this quilt style grew, women far beyond Baltimore began making these album quilts.
FACES is located in the historic Hardee House at 7 N. Fourth Street, in Denton. This regional fiber arts center is a destination for quilt and fiber art enthusiasts, Eastern Shore visitors, and area residents to view historic and recent works by local quilters and fiber artists. As a regional fiber arts resource, the center is be a unique place to visit, shop, learn, and find inspiration.
The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) is supported by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, agencies dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. For more information on FACES, visit us on Facebook, contact us online or call 410.479.1009.
Some ideas hit you out of the blue. Others, like this one, take a little more time to evolve.
Four years ago, the Denton Development Corporation was securing funding to rehabilitate the Hardee House, part of Denton’s historic and Arts & Entertainment districts. The Heartland Quilt Guild was hosting its first Shop Hop. And the Caroline County Council of Arts was turning the building at 401 Market Street into the Foundry, a community arts center that houses a gallery of Caroline County artists’ work.
Those three groups held the threads that were already starting to weave together the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore. When everyone realized how well this would fit into the Denton Arts & Entertainment and Historic districts, the project turned into a vague abstraction into a plan on paper. Today we stand in front of the building, those plans on paper have turned very much into reality.
So it is with great joy that I welcome you all to the grand opening of the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore.
The Caroline County Council of Arts, will be hosting a four-day celebration of the fiber arts featuring the grand opening of the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES). To honor the occasion world-renowned quilter Elly Sienkiewicz will be teaching, lecturing, and exhibiting over the course of the four day period. A Silver Star honoree for her “profound contribution to the contemporary Quilting Revival” of the past half-century, Sienkiewicz’s has been designing, stitching, teaching, and writing about appliqué; and her work has been featured in exhibits and quilt magazines in the US, Europe, and Japan. Festivities also include a fiber arts One Stop Shop Hop; and a Quilt Crawl through historic downtown Denton. This event will kick off on Thursday, August 2nd 2012 and will end on Sunday, August 5th 2012 with ribbon-cutting festivities at the new fiber arts center.