Works by several York County artists will be on display at a new exhibit at the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg throughout the spring and summer.
The exhibit, “Threads: From Traditional to Today,” will explore Pennsylvania’s textile and fiber arts history through a selection of works that showcase the state's artistic talent, according to a news release.
David and Carole Kline of Family Heir-Loom Weavers will display a table runner, jacquard loom pattern cards and a miniature hand-woven coverlet and patent model jacquard loom.
The Klines weave in the tradition of early textile practices of homespun woven goods, according to the release. Their work using vintage looms rescued from the scrapyard and yarns dyed in Philadelphia can be found in museums, historic presidential homes and on movie sets.
York County sculptor Gale Jamieson’s piece “Mother of Pearl” – a dress made of hundreds of colorful buttons – will also be on display.
Other Pennsylvania artists and works featured in the exhibit include:
- Tina Williams Brewer, story quilts and fiber work (Allegheny County)
- Brujo de la Mancha, traditional Mexican Aztec regalia (Philadelphia County)
- Knit the Bridge panels and Pop des Fleurs flowers, community engagement projects of the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh (Allegheny County)
- Allie Marguccio, Idrija lacemaking (Westmoreland County)
- Penny Mateer, quilting and decorative needle arts (Allegheny County)
- Vera Nakonechny, Ukranian embroidery, beadwork and adornment (Philadelphia County)
- Karen Page, felt wall hanging (Allegheny County)
- Woven Welcome, woven rug, community art project in partnership with Allentown Art Museum (Lehigh County)
The exhibit, organized by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, will be open to the public at 2035 N. Front St. on the third Friday of each month as part of Harrisburg’s 3rd in the Burg and on the second Sunday of every month from June through September as part of the Second Sundays at the Residence summer event series.
The Governor’s Residence will also be open for tours from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays by appointment.
For more information or to schedule a tour, visit www.residence.pa.gov.