The Allure of Lace
Curators: Sonja Wahl, Jessica Phinney, and lace expert Pat Hilts
Place: The Thousand Islands Art Center
Clayton, New York
Dates: May 13 to June 10, 2016
Opening reception, May 13th from 5-7 PM.
Times: Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Information: Joy Rhinebeck, 315-686-4123
Admission: Free to TIAC members, $5.00 for non-members.
The Thousand Islands Arts Center is the home of the Handweaving Museum, and has its own collection of lace. This exhibition coincides with their 22nd Annual Weaving History Conference, which runs from May 14-15, 2016 http://tinyurl.com/jqcuhnu. The brochure for the conference can be found here: WHCregbooklet. It includes several talks on lace:
“A Weavers Look at Lace”, Pat Hilts
“You’re Wearing That? Lace and Society in the XVI & XVII Century Northern Europe”, Mary Roth-Davies & Andrea Trasborg
“A Legacy of Lace”, Deborah Yedziniak
Ipswich Lace: A Handmade Bobbin Lace Industry in Ipswich, Massachusetts in the late 1700s”, Karen Thompson
“Observation of a Lacis Panel, or Darned Netting Research, Fascination or Frustration?”, Diane Daiker
The exhibition demonstrations the history, fibers, and production techniques of both handmade and machine-made lace. It will include contemporary pieces by Radmila Zuman andlaces from the museum’s own collection by Dorrie burton, Berta Frey, Mary Snyder, and Ruth Holroyd.