Juror: Beth McLaughlin, Fuller Craft Museum
June 14-July 19, 2019
Reception: Friday, June 14, 6:00-8:00pm
The Brookline Arts Center is pleased to present New England Thread. This exhibition presents a selection of works by artists who explore the possibilities of art using natural or synthetic fibers and employing either traditional techniques such as weaving and knitting or more unconventional methods. Works include garments, tapestries, sculptures and even installations that explore the materiality of this artistic practice.
New England Thread was juried by Beth McLaughlin. Selected artists include M. Bolalek, Eva Camacho-Sanchez, William Chambers, Tarja Cockell, Jospehine Dougan, Cassie Doyon, Eleanor Elkin, Carol Fitzsimons, Dora Hsiung, Lee Johnson, Julia Luteran, Virginia Mahoney, Sandra Mayo, Elizabeth Menges, Roz Park, Kara Patrowicz, Stephanie Pereira, Hayley Perry, Chelsea Revelle, Minna Rothman, Ellen Schiffman, Susan Siefer, Adrienne Shishko, Gail Smuda, Deb Step, and Sarah Valente.
Beth C. McLaughlin is Chief Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts. Ms. McLaughlin has held leadership and curatorial roles in the arts and museum fields for over 25 years at institutions across the U.S., including Fuller Craft Museum, The Oakland Museum of California, and DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. She has curated over 45 exhibitions and has served as a juror/adjudicator for a number of cultural organizations including Fiber Art Now Excellence in Fibers, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Providence Holiday Art Sale, and the City of Worcester. Ms. McLaughlin has been published in several national periodicals, such as Fiber Art Now, the Decorative Arts Society Newsletter, and American Craft Magazine. Ms. McLaughlin is passionate about expanding awareness of the craft field, promoting the makers, and exploring the transformative powers of handmade objects.