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Family Gallery Talk – Salley Mavor: Once Upon a Stitch
January 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kids of all ages are invited to explore the world of stitching! Award-winning children’s book illustrator Salley Mavor will talk about and show different figures and settings that she’s created, as well as some of her picture books. This promises to be a fun family afternoon! Free with admission.
Salley Mavor is devoted to stitching. She learned to sew as a child and has been using a needle and thread ever since. At home, there were always art supplies close at hand and a sense that time was available for creative pursuit. Drawing with crayons was never enough for Salley. She remembers feeling that her pictures were not finished until something real was glued, stapled or sewn to it. As an illustration major at the Rhode Island School of Design, she left traditional mediums behind, preferring to communicate her ideas with sculptural needlework. Salley has continued to develop her techniques for over 40 years, creating 3-dimensional works of art that tell stories with needlework and found objects.