Who: Art on Main
What: Featured Artists Ciera Wells (Textile Artist) and James Fecteau (Blacksmith) in
month-long exhibition, "Iron and Silk"
Where: Art on Main
25C Main Street, Bristol, Vermont
When: Opening Reception, Saturday, August 6, 2005
6pm-8pm with a demonstration from 5pm-7pm
AND all month
Why: Art on Main's Featured Artist Series showcases some of Vermont's most talented artists and craftspeople with month-long exhibitions; the first Saturday of each month marks two new artist's work with an Opening Reception
About the artists:
Blacksmith, James Fecteau uses forging methods dating from the14thC. He has combined preferred layout and tooling methods from experiences in several smithies, and brought them to his own shop, Huntington River Smithy, where he produces utilitarian and decorative pieces from architectural hardware to landscape art. His skills are admirable. James will be demonstrating his craft in Artist's Alley on the evening of the Opening Reception, Saturday, August 6th, from 5pm to 7pm. Mr. Fecteau is currently President of the Green Mountain Blacksmith's Association, and a member of the Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America, and New England Blacksmiths.
Textile Artist Ciera Wells has returned! She is a native Vermonter with expanding roots; Ciera searches for textiles in markets and fabric shops during travels and residencies abroad. Most recently a resident of Japan, she found herself collecting vintage hand-sewn and dyed kimonos. She disassembles the discarded garments to re-use their exquisite fabrics. Her patchwork combines vintage kimono silks with other textiles, both antique and modern, to create one of a kind wall hangings and accessories. "The result is a respectful integration of history, culture, color and design." Ciera's next venture is to New York University for a Master's in Costume Design. Catch Ciera and her stories of distant inspirations while she is back in Addison County!