Arts, Dining & Entertainment

‘Common Thread,’ a fabric and fiber art exhibit in Brandon

THREADS! We are all touched by threads every day. We wear them, sleep on them, and are warmed, cooled and sheltered by them. To artists who use threads, fabric and fiber as their medium, the word has yet another meaning. For the two artists featured in the newest art exhibition in Brandon, threads are their paint, their clay, their stone, their metal and their canvas. Brandon Artists Guild is proud to present Common Thread, a new fabric and fiber arts exhibit by Althea Bilodeau Lamb and Judith Reilly. While these two fabric/fiber artists had a similar introduction to “threads,” their journey with them has led to two completely different worlds.

Brandon Artists Guild
Colorful vegetables are portrayed in fabric art.

Raised on a farm and sewing almost since birth, Reilly has spent a lifetime wrapped in thread. A “life-taught” artist, she has explored every avenue of the fabric/fiber media to arrive at the whimsical style that she delights in today.

As a third-generation fiber artist, Lamb expresses her love of fashion and color through textile creation and design.

Each of her one-of-a-kind garments and accessories is sculpted from her own hand-dyed materials including both woven and knit fabrics of fine merino wool and silk, and a unique cloth created by hand of merino and silk fibers employing an ancient non-woven fabric-making process called felting.

Come see the beauty of the “common,” and the not-so-common, threads of their work. The exhibit will run from Sept. 9 – Nov. 6.

Open seven days a week, the Brandon Artists Guild is an artist-run gallery with approximately 30 exhibiting members and additional supporting members. It is located in downtown Brandon.

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