|6 of Hearts, 2 of Spades, Jack of Hearts, 9 of Hearts
Sharon Townsend, Emily Robertson, Jane Halliwell, Anne-Marie Littenberg
USA/Japan Traveling Hooked Rug Exhibit III
|Prisoner of Childhood, The Road: Norton Kansas, Looking West
Linda Friedman Schmidt, Anne Marie Littenberg, Burma Cassidy
Linda Rae Coughlin
|Art Rugs: The "Art" of Playing Cards
Art Rugs: The Art of Playing Cards combines the rich tradition of rug hooking
art collection. This international exhibit featured the work of 57 textile artists,
with two pieces being collaborations. Each artist designed an original card from
a deck of playing cards. This included the 13 cards from each suit (hearts,
clubs, diamonds and spades), two jokers and the back of the deck for a total of
55 pieces measuring 28" x 18" in a horizontal position. They exemplify a wide
range of styles and range from the inventive, to the personal and nostalgic, to
feminist, and simply humorous.
|5 of Spades, Deck Back, 10 of Spades, Queen of Hearts
Susan Feller, Rose Wirtz, Cecilia Clement , Nancy Himmelsbach
LINDA RAE COUGHLIN AMERICAN CURATOR
American and Japanese creativity joined hands in this cultural exchange exhibit
which showcase original hooked rugs from both nations, in this traveling exhibit
at museums and galleries in Japan and United States in 2009. Stripes features
52 hooked rugs, twenty-six from each country. Each piece measures 26" x 18"
depicted in either a vertical or horizontal position. The artists included in this
exhibit were free to interpret a line or stripe any way they chose. Many of the
twenty-six American artists used many different materials to create in their
pieces, including ribbon, plastic, rice paper, magazines even recycled clothing.
Some of these pieces were then embroidered, sewn, quilted and hand dyed with
both natural and commercial dyes.
LINDA RAE COUGHLIN Co - CURATOR
|LINDA RAE COUGHLIN /CURATOR
|Linda Rae Coughlin
Recycled Textile Hooking and Stitching
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