THREE CONTEMPORARY weavers come together for an exhibition to share their extraordinary mastery of the ancient art of textiles during the month of July. Margaret Thierry, Pam Patrie and Barbara Setsu Pickett, present three distinct and unique forms of weaving process – Second Saturday Artwalk, 5 – 8 pm, July 9th and hosting an artist’s reception for the three master weavers. The show runs through August 2nd.
Margaret Thierry of Astoria, a nationally recognized and award winning textile artist brings a new series of hand dyed silk ikat pattern weavings. Gorgeous weaves of color and pattern are indicative of Thierry’s noted skill. Taking inspiration from the Columbia River, Thierry never leaves the feel or pull of the river’s currents and flow.
Pam Patrie from Portland, exhibits her intricately woven tapestries. Internationally known and respected, Patrie will be presenting a series of works that were inspired by her days spent as a bridge tender along the banks of the Willamette River. Her weavings convey a painterly appearance and are loose narratives of daily life on the river.
Barbara Setsu Pickett of Eugene, Oregon is known internationally for her velvet weaving as well as her work with shibori silk organza. She has spent more than 20 years researching velvet weaving tradition and technique, traveling to such countries as Italy, France, Britain, Japan, China, Turkey and Uzbekistan. She will be exhibiting a series of small works, including velvet book art along with her dramatic large-scale silk organza sculpture. She is currently teaching within the Department of Art, University of Oregon.
RiverSea Gallery is open daily at 1160 Commercial Street, www.RiverSeaGallery.com.