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Gathering Threads

August 23, 2009

Gathering Threads at Gateway Center

DEBARY, FLORIDA,

 Saturday, October 10, 10 AM

For centuries people have admired what has been termed as “fiber arts”. Before there was oil or acrylic paints, artisans of all cultures wove fiber to create works of art. One of the oldest expressions of art, colorful plant fibers and animal hair was manipulated into cloth or stiff cloth vessels.
Even before the invention of the spinning wheel, sheep’s wool was used to create yarn. Dyes added to the beauty of the yarn, and weavers wove the yarn into intricate tapestries.
With colorful cloth, quilters added depth to ordinary bed coverings. Their works told stories, and were preserved as wonderful family heirlooms.
Each kind of cloth art, whether the artist used plants, yarn, or cloth, has added to the rich history of the art world.
On Saturday, October 10, 2009, the Gateway Center for the Arts will join in the celebration of fiber art and the artists who use that medium with an open forum for fiber artists. Starting at 10 a.m. artists who quilt both traditionally and non-traditionally, who weave, knit, knot, twist, or manipulate fibers in any form, are welcome to attend Gathering Threads. The program will be a day of show and tell, a catered lunch, and lively discussions about the groups artists are part of, plus what these unique artists need in the world of fiber in Central Florida.
The Gateway Center for the Arts is located at 880 N. U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. There is a $10 fee to attend, which includes lunch. Please phone (386) 668- 5553 by Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009 to reserve your seat, or by e-mail to Sandra Wilson at swilson.gca@cfl.rr.com.

Gateway Center for the Arts, a not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1998, provides a total art experience to the surrounding communities. From orchestral presentations and performing arts, to adult, handicap, and children’s art classes, the Gateway Center houses DeBary’s only first-class art gallery, and artist’s consignment gift shop. Corporate meeting rooms are also available. The Gateway Center for the Arts is run by volunteers who reveal their dedication to the community through their hard work on behalf of the cultural arts.

Visit http://www.gatewaycenterforthearts.org or Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. Highway 17-92, DeBary, Florida 32713.

Contact: Sandra Wilson, Director, 386-668-5553

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