Library Threads "Body And Soul" With New Exhibit

A new exhibit opens at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library's Sabatini Gallery Friday, April 6th during First Friday Art Walk. It continues through May 6th.

From the Topeka and Shawnee Co. Public Library:

Threading Body & Space, an exhibit by Carol Ann Carter, offers a mix of painting, drawing, papier mâché, sewing, digital imaging and non-traditional quilting for your exploration and reflection at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery inside the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.

The exhibit features a mix of new and previously exhibited artwork and a “touch table” so visitors can actually feel what Carter feels as she’s creating.

The pieces exhibited fall into three main categories: mixed media construction, painting/drawings and digital drawings, the latter of which depict bags, bodies and books. Visitors who look closely will see surprises tucked into the works, like a hand-scribbled to-do list from the artist or an inspirational quotation.

Carter, a mixed media artist and University of Kansas art professor, is nationally known for working within and across disciplines in the arts. One of her themes is the issue of recovery, represented in the torso forms inspired by breast cancer survivors. The majority of the artwork leaves plenty open to interpretation. ·

Sunday, April 29, Meet Carol Ann Carter, and hear her talk about her work at 2pm in Marvin Auditorium.

Thursday, May 10, 7pm and Monday, May 14, 4pm, Carter will teach two classes on wearable art and participants will create their own piece of wearable art. Supplies are provided. Registration is required.
To register call 580-4515.


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