Fine Line's new exhibit features fiber artist's works

  • The Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles will host "A Weaver's Journal of Endangered Wildflowers" by fiber artist Carol Irving, with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 17.

    The Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles will host "A Weaver's Journal of Endangered Wildflowers" by fiber artist Carol Irving, with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 17. Courtesy of Fine Line Creative Arts Center

 
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Posted10/14/2019 1:33 PM

The Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center will exhibit a collection of 12 woven panels titled "A Weaver's Journal of Endangered Wildflowers" by fiber artist Carol Irving.

An opening reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the gallery, 37W570 Bolcum Road, St. Charles. Admission is free.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Irving will, at approximately 6:30 p.m. Thursday, speak about her work and take questions for the audience. For any weavers or lovers of woven pieces, this is an excellent opportunity to hear from a fiber artist about her work and gain insight and tips about weaving.

Irving was born and raised in Detroit. At the age of 24, after earning a degree in botany, she moved to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She learned to weave while in college and began to explore this art form in her spare time.

Over the years, Irving has taken many classes and workshops from noted weavers, as well as winning awards and honors in juried arts and fiber shows. Her work has been included in a recently published book, "The Art of Weaving."

The panels in this collection are a reflection of Irving's interests, travels and research in the botanical world of Michigan. Irving has said that she hopes to bring attention to Michigan's many wildflowers and the real danger that many could be lost.

"A Weaver's Journal of Endangered Wildflowers" will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, Oct. 17 through Nov. 23. As with all gallery exhibitions at Fine Line, there is no admission fee.

For details, visit fineline.org, call (630) 584-9443 or email info@fineline.org.

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