Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery Art Exhibit
From Traditionalist to Experimenter: Angela Liptack Takes Fiber Art to New Dimensions at the Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery
For fiber artist Angela Suter Liptack, a passion for the artistry of traditional, functional quilts has led to exciting experiments using fabric to create art that depicts scenes, concepts and moods. “Fabric Meditations [on] Our Island Home,” a new exhibit of her work, will be on display at the Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery in Washington from September 16 through October 28. There will be an artist’s talk and reception at the library’s Wykeham Room on Saturday, October 14 from 12 to 2 PM.
“Fabrics of different design, tone, texture, weave, weight and finish can be combined in infinite ways,” points out Liptack. “Not infrequently, art ‘happens’ when two or more otherwise unacquainted fabric pieces—creased and frayed or flat and squared up—accidentally bump into each other, become friends, and spark something between themselves and in me.”
Liptack has a practical understanding of the vulnerability of fiber art. She uses high-quality textiles, mounted on ph-neutral materials and presented behind Tru-VueÒConservation ClearÒ glass. Many of her pieces feature custom-made, reclaimed wood frames.
Liptack’s award-winning fiber art has hung in juried shows throughout Connecticut and New York. She is a member of the Greenwich Art Society, the Ridgefield Guild of Artists and is an exhibiting member of the Rowayton Arts Center. She lives in Ridgefield, CT.For further information, please call (860) 868-7586 or email email@example.com. The Gunn Memorial Library is located at 5 Wykeham Road at the juncture of Route 47 opposite the Green in Washington, CT. For library hours and to learn more about Gunn’s programs and events visit gunnlibrary.org.