Artery hosts textile arts in June

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The Artery presents “Off the Floor and on the Wall”  with Lisa Erskine’s installation of rag rugs, double weaves and other woven textiles. She is joined by Jerri Erskine-Zilbert showing handwoven creations and Blayney Breckenridge with clay art. The exhibit opens on June 2 and continues through July 3, with a reception on June 9 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Erskine uses many different weaving techniques including card weaving and doubleweave pick up. As she pushes the edge of color and pattern, her images often emerge as landscapes or abstract art. Blankets, drawings and poetry will also adorn the gallery walls.

On Wednesdays, June 7 and 14, Erskine will be in the gallery to demonstrate weaving on an eight-harness loom from 10 a.m. to noon

Erskine-Zilbert credits Erskine, her mother-in-law, for introducing her to weaving. In this show she demonstrates her unique style. Blayney’s cunning little Habit Homes are perfect for a garden glen and maybe little leprechauns.  This June, the gallery overflows with summer colors, cooled by cool blues and greens.

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