We are pleased to announce the opening of two new exhibits at the Cooperstown Art Association Galleries; "Off Your Walls: A Tribute to Lisa Rodewald" in Gallery A and "The Fabric of Life": Textiles From Around the World in Gallery B. Both of these shows will be on display from April 13 – May 17, 2017 with an Opening Reception on Thursday, April 13th from 5-7pm.
Before coming to Cooperstown in 1975, Lisa Rodewald was born and raised in Germany at the turn of the century, where she worked & studied under Otto Mueller and other noted Die Brucke artists. She became known for her watercolors and dynamic stitchery, or "Needle Paintings."
The definite nature of her imagery creates a sanctuary from an increasingly loud and over-stimulated modern environment. Sam & Hilda Wilcox, Marc & Christine Heller and others have provided works from their own collections as a tribute to Lisa Rodewald as an artist & friend.
Fabric of Life, in Gallery B, will have on display textiles & fabrics from the personal collection of Dr. Chris Kjolhede. While traveling abroad, Dr. Kjolhede enjoys exploring the methods and materials of local textile production. His collection exemplifies the diversity and craftsmanship within the world of fiber arts.