Silk Mill #1 accepted for Contemporary Crafts Exhibit
Silk Mill #1
I'm pleased to announce that Silk Mill #1 has been accepted for the 38th Annual Contemporary Craft Exhibit at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Mesa, AZ. The juror is Stefanie Kirkland. The exhibit runs February 10 through April 23, 2017
This was the first in a set of three works I made about the former Ashley and Bailey Silk Mill in Columbia, PA. The building had an interesting history, and was used as a garment factory into the 1970's, but then fell into disarray. I took pictures of the magnificent ruin just before it was re-purposed into the Turkey Hill Experience, a tourist site. You can track back and read all about the series by clicking here.
Silk Mill #1 features screen prints on cotton, digital images on silk, artist-painted and commercial silk and cotton fabrics, and is heavily machine stitched.