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Fabric becomes art at Graceful Arts Gallery


February 7, 2020

Left: Ablilene Cow by Teresa Farrar of Medicine Lodge, Kansas, is one of the textile art pieces on display tonight at the First Friday Artwalk in Alva. Right: This is the center portion of a quilt titled "Happy Trails" by Yvette Papon of Hardtner, Kansas. Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva is displaying "Fabrics of the Heartland" all month.

Quilting has evolved from a way to use up scraps of cloth into a celebration of artistic expression. This month the Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva is featuring "Fabrics of the Heartland." The Scrap Pack Quilt Guild from Kansas is displaying quilts and other textile artworks.

Smaller quilted wall hangings and other items are displayed on tables at the Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva during the "Fabrics of the Heartlands" exhibit this month.

The Gallery will be open tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. for the First Friday Artwalk to show off their newest display. Colorful quilts line the walls while tables show smaller works. Artist Jo Carr will demonstrate her work on "English Paper Making/Piecing" and Textile Artist Teresa Farrar will demonstrate "Wool Appliques." Refreshments will be served.

NWOSU Artist in Residence Yelena Martynovskaya will exhibit her Small Works also. Raquelita will have some of her delicious Mexican foods available in front of the building.

From the Graceful Arts Gallery on the south side of the square, it's a short walk to the Runnymede on the northeast corner. There you'll find more of Martynovskaya's work as well as displays by Alva High School art students. Artist Marie Fox will exhibit her geometric works on paper. Refreshments will also be served at the Runnymede.


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