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Painting with thread


August 9, 2020

Left: Peggy O'Neil Right: This scene in crewel embroidery was crafted by Peggy O'Neil. It's part of the August display at Graceful Arts Gallery Alva.

The "Artists Then and Now" exhibit at the Graceful Arts Gallery this month includes a variety of artists from current Northwestern Oklahoma State University students to those who've been around for quite a while.

Peggy O'Neil was surprised to be interviewed since her crewel embroidery is only a small part of the current exhibit. Other embroidery displayed is by Ashley Fischer. O'Neil was on hand during the First Friday Art Walk in Alva.

With a smile that lights up the room, O'Neil said she's lived in Alva 30 or 40 years. She is self-taught. "I just decided that was something I wanted to lea...

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