TPCC welcomes unique displays to the Widlund Gallery

NORTHCREEK-Visitors to the Widlund Gallery at Tannery Pond Community Center (TPCC) will soon see how roadkill can be dubbed "art".

The Adirondack Region Textile Artists Alliance (ARTAA) recently announced its third exhibit in the Widlund Gallery April 30 through May 25.

ARTAA is a group of twenty textile artists who came together in 2005 to promote the concept that works of fine art may be created with textiles. They claim their signature element of display is a unique approach, which uses materials and techniques with a willingness to venture forward into both two and three-dimensional art forms.

Specific to TPCC's exhibit will be "Inspired by Degas", a collection of pieces first produced for a show in conjunction with the Season of Degas and his Music, promoted by the Hyde Museum in Glens Falls during the summer of 2009.

In addition the group will be exhibiting, "Road Kill", in which textile pieces must contain or reference an item found in or alongside a road. Members of ARTAA agree that the exhibit promises to be beautiful, weird, humorous and poignant all at the same time.

ARTAA debuted at TPCC April of 2006. They have since shown each year at the Adirondack Museum's Fiber and Fabric Festival, as the invitational group at the Arts Center in Old Forge, at the Guilderland Public Library, at the Wings Falls Quilt Guild's Spring Festival and at the Spring Street Gallery in Saratoga Springs. They boast national prizes, mounted solo art shows and have exhibited both nationally and internationally.

A free artists' reception is planned for Saturday, May 14, 5 to 7 p.m. at TPCC. For gallery information, call 251- 2421 or visit the website at www.tpcca.org.

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