An exhibition of fiber and mixed media works by artists Margaret Sheehan and Cindy Heath. Explorations in the elements of color and cloth, celebrating two viewpoints and a range of compositions and styles.
Meet the Artists Reception:
Thursday, May 4 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM
May 2 – June 28
Cindy Heath is a self-taught fiber artist with more than 40 years of experience making high quality traditional and art quilts, fiber art wall hangings, and commissioned works. She has studied art quilt design and abstraction with fiber artists Sue Benner, Katie Pasquini Masopust, and Jane Dunnewold.
Cindy taught quilting and art to children and adults for more than 30 years through her previous work as a public parks and recreation practitioner. Through the process of applying varying levels of fabric layering, abstraction techniques, and creative threadwork, movement becomes an important element in her art work.
Cindy's artwork is found in private collections and galleries in New Hampshire and Vermont. Current gallery showings include Long River Gallery & Gifts (White River Junction, VT), Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network (Bethlehem, NH). She is a lifelong student of the fiber art medium, and is a member of the Surface Design Association and Studio Art Quilt Associates. Cindy lives and works in Plainfield, NH.
Margaret M. Sheehan has been a fiber artist for over 25 years. Originally from Massachusetts, Margaret first attended the Cleveland Institute of Art and then transferred and graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art with a BFA in Graphic Design. She worked in computer graphics for several years before switching from a computer to a sewing machine for her art.
Margaret moved to the Upper Valley in 1989. She has exhibited her work in many local venues, most notably SculptureFest, the Adrian Duckworth Museum and the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen where she is a member. She has studied with Nancy Crow, Michael James, David Walker, and Joan Schulze, through the North Country Studio Workshops held at Bennington College.
Margaret likes to experiment. Using no patterns, her original work features spirals, geometric shapes, wavy lines, paint, stamping and an assortment of fiber. Her art emanates from a place deep within her and she allows the work to direct her to where it needs to go.
Margaret lives and works in Hanover, NH.
This is free and open to the public.
March 8 – April 27
Meg McLean is a painter and children's illustrator living in Lyme, New Hampshire. Her illustrations appear in books and publications such as Click Magazine, Weekly Reader, and Zoo Books, and her paintings are in collections here, there, and everywhere. She has an MFA in Painting and Drawing from Cranbrook Academy of Art and is a member of the Copley Society of Art, Boston. Her website can be found at megmclean.com.
"When I was ten years old, what I wanted from life was simple; namely, to do a cover for The New Yorker. I also wanted a horse, but even I knew that was unrealistic. I grew up with my parcel of crayons and paints in Michigan's Upper Peninsula where instead of trappings like cities or museums or grocery stores with avocados, we had squeaky-clean air, long dazzling winters, and magniﬁcent Lake Superior. The lake was the backdrop to every view looking north, a slice of deep blue along the horizon. If my childhood had a theme color, that blue would be it. I don't remember a time when I wasn't compelled to make pictures, inﬂuenced not only by the surrounding countryside and the art on a certain magazine cover, but also by illustrations in my favorite children's books. I poured over them, making copies, trying to ﬁgure out how the artists did what they did. Oddly, none of the people making these books lived anywhere near my neck of the woods. The East seemed to be the place for artists. When the time came for college, I headed to New England to study art. Here I am still in New Hampshire, where we have squeaky-clean air and (not-so-long) dazzling winters. The landscape closely resembles those scenes in the children's books that fed my imagination for so many years. And sure enough, you can't swing a dead cat around your head without hitting another artist. I do miss Lake Superior, but in a pinch, there's always the Atlantic Ocean. And I'm still waiting for that call from New York . . ."
This is free and open to the public.
Last Updated: 4/25/17