Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona

by: Kathy McShane January 19, 2021

The number one tourist attraction in Spain is the Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) basilica in the city of Barcelona. Designed by Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926), the basilica has been under construction since 1882. Gaudí started working on it in 1883 when the original architect resigned. H… Read More

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Textile (Fiber) Art – Quilting

by: Kathy McShane December 6, 2020

Quilting is a sewing technique in which two layers of fabric, usually with an interior insulating layer, are sewn together with multiple rows of stitching.  Quilting has long been used for clothing in China, North Africa, and the Middle East, but currently is most often associated with wall han… Read More

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Give Thanks for Art

by: Kathy McShane November 25, 2020

Just in time for Thanksgiving, here are a few artists’ renditions of harvests and Thanksgiving for your enjoyment. 2020-11-25-Give-Thanks-for-Art-v2

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Textile (Fiber) Art-Knitting & Crochet

by: Kathy McShane November 24, 2020

Knitting and Crochet are undoubtedly crafts, but they are also art forms.  The art of knitting was revolutionized by Mary Walker Phillips (1923-2007).  As her New York Times obituary stated, “What Miss Phillips did, starting in the early 1960s, was to liberate knitting from the yoke of the… Read More

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Textile (Fiber) Art – Tapestry

by: Kathy McShane November 20, 2020

Textile (Fiber) Art Textile art dates back to pre-historic times, when the function of the finished product was purely practical: clothing or blankets for warmth.  Over time, the creation of textiles from plant or animal fibers became increasingly complex and elaborate.  Those with money c… Read More

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