Saturday, December 29, 2007

Archive --June 2007

Quiet Corner Rug Show, Woodstock, CT, Saturday, June 23, 2007
June 21st, 2007 / News, Road Trips, Suppliers and Teachers / No comments
Quiet Corner Rug Hookers Rug Show
June 23, 2007
Woodstock Fairgrounds
Rte. 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
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Many wool hooked rugs will be on exhibit. Vendors, demonstrations, food and raffles. Linda Repasky, teacher of punch needle work, will be lecturing and demonstrating her work. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $5. Parking on-site; free.
Barb and I will be there with bells on fingers, etc. We have lots of new patterns and newly hand-dyed wool for sale. So don’t miss it!

The Great Cover Up at the American Folk Art Museum
June 21st, 2007 / News / No comments
June 5–September 9, 2007
Lee Kogan, curator
Coordinated by Stacy C. Hollander, senior curator and director of exhibitions
The impulse to cover interior surfaces has historically been both utilitarian and decorative. Early American rugs were yarn sewn, shirred, appliquéd, and embroidered. As many surviving rugs attest, the best examples transcend function through the graphic power of their color and design. “The Great Cover-up: American Rugs on Beds, Tables, and Floors” will feature approximately 65 rugs that span the end of the 18th through the mid-20th centuries, including several monumental masterworks, such as the museum’s stunning 13-foot Appliquéd Carpet (c. 1860) and the magnificent Embroidered Carpet (1832–35) by Zeruah H. Guernsey Caswell from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Other treasures from the museum’s collection include the rare and striking Knitted Rug attributed to Elvira Hulett, a member of the Hancock Shaker community, whose design is a technical tour de force, and the graphic Pictorial Table Rug, which powerfully illustrates the strong link between church and home. Originally, hand-sewn and
-hooked rugs were enjoyed only within the intimate confines of the home. Today, their public appreciation provides a fascinating glimpse into the private spaces of American life.
Although the museum regularly includes rugs in its exhibitions, “The Great Cover-up” will be the first presentation devoted to a wide range of American rug traditions since 1974, when Kate and Joel Kopp organized the seminal show “American Hooked and Sewn Rugs: Folk Art Underfoot.”
Museum exhibitions are sponsored in part by the Gerard C. Wertkin Exhibition Fund and the Leir Charitable Foundations in memory of Henry J. & Erna D. Leir.

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