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‘Woven Stories’ exhibit opens Friday at Bay School

“Woven Stories,” an art show highlighting the varied traditions of fiber artistry, opens Friday at the Art Speaks Gallery of the Bay School Community Arts Center in Mathews. A reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. that day. It is free and open to the public.

The blend of contemporary and classical works include mixed media ceramic and reed baskets by potter Karen Podd, traditional woven baskets by Davida K. Hall, hooked rugs by Rita Cutler and Julie Dayton, handwoven rugs by Linda Makowski, and handwoven shawls and scarves by Annie Harpe.

There will also be felted paintings of Ware Neck sunsets by Janet Griffin, needlepoint by Charlottesville painter Karen Siegrist, tie-dyed turtle themed wall hangings by Richmond artist Michelle Mathews, and an extraordinary dream catcher by Hawaiian resident Charles Elmer.

A wide assortment of quilts and quilted wall hangings by artists Denise Rhea Carter, Sue Henshaw, Beth Smith, Lee Taylor, Ann M. Lee, Pat Garnett and Richmond artist ...

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