The Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild is pleased to present Stories from Nature. Nature is, and always has been a source of inspiration for artists. Besides physical beauty there are timely stories to be told through functional and artistic expression.
Juror: Catharine Ellis
Catharine has been making textiles for over 40 years. Her work most often combines both weaving and dyeing. She taught the Professional Crafts Fiber Program at Haywood Community College for 30 years. For the last dozen years, her focus has been primarily on natural dyeing as she continues to research and develop new applications for the use of natural colorants in her own textiles and for her teaching. Catharine is the author of Woven Shibori, (Interweave Press, 2005, 2015) and The Art and Science of Natural Dyes (Schiffer Press, 2019) with co-author Joy Boutrup. Her work has been exhibited in venues worldwide and she teaches internationally. Catharine’s current “Garden Series” combines plant dyes harvested from her garden with her weaving.
Gallery: The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning
The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning, located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth, is nestled just over 20 miles north of Atlanta, in Gwinnett County. The Center has been committed to being a place for arts lovers, leaders and learners to connect through hands-on art making exercises, sequential arts instruction opportunities and museum quality arts exhibitions since its inception in 1981. As the premier visual arts facility in Gwinnett County, the Hudgens is proud to host the 2019 Chattahoochee Biennial of Textiles. The exhibit will be on display from May 1st through July 31st. Please check the Gallery website for visiting hours: http://thehudgens.org/