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Cafe Exhibition: The Art of Woven Tapestry
January 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until January 18, 2020
The Art of Woven Tapestry
An exhibition by the Solway Tapestry Weavers
“Is woven tapestry an art or a craft or both? And does it matter?
To be a craft person one needs the skill to manipulate the tools and raw material. A beautiful object is the goal, made with creativity and exacting standards of excellence.
To be an artist one has to have an idea, an image, a vision, an emotion to convey, a memory to share, a perspective to contribute, a wish for a connection with the viewer, a desire for engagement, a need to provoke energy in the respondent…
Woven tapestry is carefully and skilfully made using warp and weft: concepts so long in use by humans they have come to represent life itself. Tapestries were woven way back in the mists of time and we are still weaving-despite the time tapestries take to conceive and create.
The tapestries in this exhibition give a sense of the craft and the art.”