For fiber artist Angela Suter Liptack, a passion for the artistry of traditional, functional quilts has led to exciting experiments using fabric to create art that depicts scenes, concepts and moods. “Fabric Meditations [on] Our Island Home,” a new exhibit of her work, will be on display at the Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell. “Fabrics of different design, tone, texture, weave, weight and finish can be combined in infinite ways,” points out Liptack. “Not infrequently, art ‘happens’ when two or more otherwise unacquainted fabric pieces—creased and frayed or flat and squared up—accidentally bump into each other, become friends, and spark something between themselves and in me.”
Liptack has a practical understanding of the vulnerability of fiber art. She uses high-quality textiles, mounted on ph-neutral materials and presented behind Tru-VueÒ Conservation Clear glass. Many of her pieces feature custom-made, reclaimed wood frames.
Liptack’s award-winning fiber art has hung in juried shows throughout Connecticut and New York. She is a member of the Greenwich Art Society, the Ridgefield Guild of Artists and is an exhibiting member of the Rowayton Arts Center. She lives in Ridgefield, CT.
Artist’s Talk & Reception:
Saturday, October 14, 12 to 2 pm
at the library’s Wykeham Room
Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road
at the juncture of Route 47
opposite the Green