Streambed, linen, wool, and cotton yarns with river stones. Included in the 2017 North Carolina Artists Exhibition, shown in Raleigh’s Betty Ray McCain Gallery, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Juror Michael Rooks, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum in Atlanta, narrowed 607 works entered down to 72. Also see blogs: Listening to the Stones and … a subtle energy …
(Needlelace, needleweaving, coiling, wrapping, on a metal frame, 25 in. H x 30 W x 2.5 deep).
More works in natural fibers and handmade paper—
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Pat has long been a visual artist as well as an author. Her most recent exhibits have been in North Carolina and in the Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende, where she and her husband lived for nearly fourteen years. Her NC exhibits include one-woman shows at the North Carolina Crafts Gallery and Carrboro Town Hall, as well as the 2017 North Carolina Artists Exhibition.
See Stitches, Stones & Spaces, a video about making the work and exhibiting in Mexico
Pat earned degrees from Duke, Hollins, and U.Ga., and taught art in Virginia schools and in several programs for the talented and gifted. For some years, she lived on an old Shenandoah Valley farm where various artists held creative workshops. Her earlier works were shown in southeastern U.S. galleries and museums, including juried shows at the Virginia Museum; the Mint Museum of Art; the Athens, GA, Lyndon House Art Center; and the traveling exhibit Southern Sculpture. Her essay “Reveyesed I’s” was published in the anthology Creativity (Simon & Schuster, edited by John Brockman).
Some earlier pieces in various media (most now in private collections).