Sunday, December 13, 2009

SDA NY Member News December 13, 2009


conversation Berenice Pliskin

Conversations by Berenice Pliskin

Berenice Pliskin will be showing her silk painting “Conversation” in the exhibit "Interiors", a group show of area artists.

Dates: December 10 – January 31, 2010

Location: Paramount Center for the Arts, 1008 Brown Street, Peekskill, NY (914-739-2333)

Introducing SDA Member Linda Van Alstyne

Pietroglyphs by Linda Van Alstyne

Linda, who has been an SDA member for four years, has been exploring the “endless possibilities of handmade felt” since 1994. Working with felt allows her to sculpt wearable masks and other artful objects. Prior to that she worked with on and off loom weaving, including basket weaving, natural dyeing and spinning.

The Pietroglyph series developed in response to a theme, “What’s out is IN” for the NEFG ‘08 exhibit season. Layered immersion dyeing using reverse stenciling creates the various images, which are then hand stitched together. Shibori dye techniques as well as surface stitching develop further textural contrast and interest.

Linda is the president of the Northeast Feltmakers Guild (NEFG). Linda exhibits her work with NEFG and by invitation to galleries throughout the United States. She also teaches in her home studio and upon request. She will be teaching the FUNdamentals of Feltmaking at Augusta Heritage Center at David Elkins College in the summer, 2010.

Linda is also a doctor of physical therapy who provides specialized treatment for individuals experiencing pelvic pain and dysfunction.

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