SPRUCE HEAD — The Craignair Gallery invites the public to an Opening Reception on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m., to celebrate the opening of “Fiber Art” an exhibition by Spruce Head artist Jim Vander Noot.
The artist learned traditional quiltmaking while living in Houston in the late 1980s and subsequently explored new boundaries through experimentation, employing graphic shapes and bold colors in his unique designs inspired by the Maine coast. Many of his works incorporate fused applique accented by dense quilting and threadpainting, using his own dyed and painted fabrics.
“Indeed, Vander Noot’s works stand out as unusual and unique works of art that engage the imagination of viewers,” said the Gallery, in a news release.
The artist’s art quilts have appeared in notable exhibitions throughout the United States and in professional publications, according to the release.
“Fiber Art” is on exhibit for the month of February.