“Seasons,” an exhibit of 20 unusually intricate landscape and abstract “threadscapes” by Northfield fiber artist Pamela Druhen will be on display in the in Gifford Gallery through December 28, 2016.
The pieces collected for this exhibit were all created between 2012 and 2016, and are reflections on seasons—both physical and emotional. Working with fabric and using a mixture of machine piecing, beading, dye painting, and fusing techniques, Druhen “paints” with thread to create vividly colored landscapes and abstract pieces. Each piece is one of a kind, signed, and dated.
“Quilting is a medium for me, just like paint or clay are for other artists. All of the quilting is done ‘free motion’ by the machine,” she writes in her artist statement. “I physically move the fabric through the machine, stitching with many different colored threads and drawing with the needle.”
Druhen has been working in fabric and thread since 1996, and began winning competitions in 2001. Her work has been awarded ribbons in many national and international competitions. A teacher, lecturer and curator (she has curated four exhibits for the Vermont Quilt Festival), she has had solo exhibits throughout Vermont and New England.
This exhibit is free and open to the public and will be displayed through December 28, 2016. The gallery is located just inside the hospital’s main entrance at 44 S, Main St. (Route 12) in Randolph. Call Gifford at (802) 728-7000 for more information.
Caption: “Le Drugeon” by Northfield artist Pamela Druhen