The Delaplaine Arts Center welcomes Toronto based artist, Amanda McCavour, for a stunning new exhibition, “Embroidered Spaces,” opening on Saturday, September 2.
McCavour uses a sewing machine to create thread drawings and installations. Through an exploration of line and its 2–D and 3–D implications, stitch is used to explore various concepts such as connections to home and the fibers of the body. McCavour is interested in thread’s assumed vulnerability, its ability to unravel, and its strength when sewn together. She shows her works, which are created on-site, in galleries throughout her native Canada and internationally.
“Embroidered Spaces” opens to the public Saturday, September 2 and will be on view through October 31. Admission to the Delaplaine’s galleries is free.
McCavour will give a free online artist’s talk on Saturday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m. She will discuss her process and the ideas behind “Embroidered Spaces.”
The artist will travel from Canada to Frederick in order to teach her unique embroidery technique in a special workshop at The Delaplaine Arts Center. Embroidered Botany: Hand Stitching and Water-Soluble Stabilizer will take place October 30 & 31 and is open to anyone 15 and older. Workshop capacity is limited, and students are required to enroll in advance online or by phone.
The Delaplaine Arts Center’s Contemporary Innovations is an annual exhibition series dedicated to featuring professional contemporary artists working on a national or global level. The series expands the Delaplaine’s regular exhibitions program by enhancing the experiences of both its exhibitors and its visitors.
Contemporary Innovations is sponsored in part by Visit Frederick’s TRIPP program.
A building-wide exhibitions reception will be held Saturday, September 4, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Admission is free, and all are invited to attend.
The Delaplaine Arts Center is a community-based nonprofit organization providing educational opportunities and experiences in the visual arts through classes, exhibitions, and programs for people of all ages. It is guided by the vision that “everyone deserves art.” For more information about the Delaplaine and upcoming activities, visit delaplaine.org or call 301-698-0656.