Pascal Hall presents The Light at the End of the Tunnel by artist Morris David Dorenfeld

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    ROCKPORT — The tapestries of the late Morris David Dorenfeld will be featured in a solo show at Pascal Hall that will open on Friday, Sept. 29, with a public reception and book signing from 5 to 7 p.m. The show takes its name, The Light at the End of the Tunnel, from Dorenfeld’s last series before he died in February. It will be the first time they will be on exhibit as a group.

    The show will also feature a GalleyTalk on Monday, Oct. 2, at 1 p.m., with show curator Ron Crusan, president of the Morris David Dorenfeld Foundation, in conversation with Christopher Brewer Williamson, author of The Tapestries of Morris David Dorenfeld: Paintings in Fiber, published earlier this year.

    A visual artist turned master weaver, Dorenfeld was known for his “paintings in fiber.” A Chicago native, he graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago, then lived in New York and New Hampshire before settling on Spruce Head in Maine in 1978, with his life-long partner, Robert Francis Davis.

    “I love textiles and fiber arts in general. Seeing how Dorenfeld was able to transform his paintings into tapestries, hand-woven on a loom, is nothing short of stunning,” said Pascal Hall owner Linda Lesher.

    Barnswallow Books + Pascal Hall are sister properties creating community through curated books and art, and featuring GalleryTalks and BarnTalks in Rockport. Pascal Hall is located at 86 Pascal Avenue and Barnswallow Books is located just up the street and around the corner at 166 Russell Avenue.

    Gallery hours for the show will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning Saturday, September 30 through Wednesday, October 4, or by appointment with Crusan, who can be reached at or  (207) 542-0837.

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    Event Date: 

    Fri, 09/29/2023 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Event Location: 

    Pascal Hall


    86 Pascal Avenue
    Rockport, ME 04856
    United States