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Princeton Public Library prepares for ‘Connecting Threads’

Published: Friday, March 28, 2014 2:11 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — The Princeton Public Library will host “Connecting Threads” from April 1 to April 19. This year’s show challenged artists and artisans to create an artistic statement through the use of textiles and dimensional art.

There are 30 artists who have submitted almost 80 pieces of artwork. The pieces range from needle arts, rug making, rug hooking, mixed media, furniture, blown glass, jewelry and wire art.

The show also recognizes many creative connections within the community and Princeton Public Library. One aim of the exhibition is that the efforts of these artists/artisans will be displayed and recognized. Everyone is invited to view the exhibition and a Meet the Artists reception will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 4, at the library. Princeton Public Library is located at 698 E. Peru St. in Princeton.

Programs at the library through April will also reflect and respond to the art on display.

At 6:30 p.m. April 2 there will be a documentary screening, “Craft in America: Threads.” The film visits four nationally acclaimed artists working at the forefront of their media, “Threads” documents how the needle arts continue to evolve and influence contemporary culture.

At 6:30 p.m. April 3 the Fiber Arts Presentation by the Creative Crafters. Four artisans demonstrate four different crafting techniques.

At 6:30 p.m. April 8 Mary Serafini will talk about “Grandma’s Wonderful Quilts of the 30s.” She will discuss the history and care of vintage quilts along with show of the presenter’s collection. Attendees are also encouraged to bring a quilt to share with others.

At 6:30 p.m. April 9 Chicks with Sticks, a crochet and knitting group, will meet. Newcomers at all levels are welcome.

At 6:30 p.m. April 10 Laura Durgo will present a brief history of weaving, including types of looms and types of cloth and art that can be produced from them.

At 6:30 p.m. April 15 Janet Moreland will speak on “What if?” the question which prompted her to combine quilts with her painting.

At 6:30 p.m. April 17 there will be a presentation on the Barn Quilts public art movement by the Barn Quilts of Bureau County.

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