Textile Art Exhibit Opens Saturday at Elverhoj

Gay McNeal, “We are of One World,” hand-dyed, pieced cotton

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Debuting Saturday at Elverhoj Museum of History and Art is “Layers of Perception,” a new exhibition showcasing innovation in textile art and surface design techniques by 15 regional artists.

The exhibition opens with a reception from 4 – 6 p.m. on Saturday November 19. The public is invited to join in celebrating with the artists. Nibbles and wine will be served. There is no charge for admission.

The jury-selected work on display represents unique approaches to textile art, where old ways and new technologies commingle. By challenging traditionally conceived “craft” materials and redefining their context, sourced items as varied as LED lights and vintage sheet music are reinvented, showcasing the role of textiles as a visually communicative and diverse art form. The artistic use of hand-dyes, paint, photographs, stamps, and a myriad of materials embellish and enhance the work.

Exhibition programing includes five demonstration days highlighting various surface design techniques, and a holiday workshop. For more information, visit www.elveroj.org.

Selected artists are: Diana Acevedo, Linda Cassirer, Isabel Downs, Linda Estrada, Ranell Hansen, Belinda Hart, Patti Hunter, Gay McNeal, Lorna Morck, Kristin Otte, Judy Rys, Patty Six, Lou Ann Smith, Jeanne Surber, and Susan West.

Elverhoj Museum of History and Art, located at 1624 Elverhoy Way in Solvang, is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm. There is no charge for admission. Suggested donation is $5.

“Layers of Perception” remains on display through February 5, 2017.