Lace Exhibition: Thread Around Holes – June 27 to October 31, 2015

Thread Around Holes
Sponsor: The Lace Museum

Dates: June 27 to October 31, 2015
Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00 to 4:00 PM, or by appointment.
Location: 552 S. Murphy Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Web site:
Information: 408-730-4695
Admission fee:
None. Donations gladly accepted.

This exhibit opened on June 27, 2015, however an invitation for a Reception has just been released. This will occur on Friday, Sept 11 from 7-9 PM at the museum.

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From the website:
When most people think of lace, they think of something white, fragile and old.  The Lace Museum’s exhibit, “Thread Around Holes,” hopes to dispel that idea. Twenty contemporary lace artists working in a variety of media from wire to ceramic to cyanotype as well as traditional thread are featured.  Pieces are vibrant in color and several incorporate beads.  They range in size from a few centimeters to a life size human figure and a life size tree.   Bobbin Lace, Needle Lace, knitting, crochet, tatting, ceramics and 2-D art will all be seen in a new light at this exhibit.  A student’s corner will showcase lace made by school-age children in lace museum classes.
Many of the guest artists are from the Bay Area, with a few from other parts of California, Texas, Washington and Oregon.
Come and see how modern artists are re-thinking the art and craft of lace making.  The use of color, the use of unusual materials and the use of lace in other media such as ceramics is extending the visual appeal of lace.
The exhibit will also feature a small exhibit entitled “Make Lace not War!” featuring 20th century anti-war and patriotic themed pieces of lace and lace-making tools.

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