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HGC 2009 Biennial Show
The Handweavers' Guild of Connecticut presents their 16th Biennial Show "Fabrics Flow at the River" to be held April 4 through May 1, 2009 at the River Street Gallery, Fairhaven Furniture, 72 Blatchley Avenue, New Haven, CT. Opening Reception: April 4, 5-7 p.m.; April 5 – May 1 Showroom hours: Sun 12-4: Mon, Thurs, Fri 9-6; Sat 10-6. Weaving and spinning demonstration day: Sun April 26, 12-4. Free. (203) 772-3236 www.fairhaven-furnture.com <http://www.fairhaven-furnture.com/> www.handweaversguildofct.org <http://www.handweaversguildofct.org/>
This juried exhibition showcases pieces woven by HGC guild members demonstrating outstanding craftsmanship as characterized by technical excellence, design, innovation and imagination. Our featured weavers will be Rita Buchanan and Antonia Kormos. Rita incorporates her handspun yarns from a variety of plant and animal sources into her weavings, and also creates pieces from unusual plant fibers, such as iris leaves and fiddleheads. Antonia is an expert in weaving and dyeing, and melds her hand dyed fibers into beautiful works of woven art. Jurors for the 2009 HGC Biennial are Betty Vera and Sarah Fortin.