Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Carol MacDonald: Cast On, Bind Off

Carol MacDonald, a member of CCV Burlington's art faculty and Vermont print-artist, will have a gallery exhibit of her work on display from September 26 - November 1 at the Firehouse Gallery (135 Church Street, Burlington).

In Cast On, Bind Off, MacDonald examines the tradition of knitting through a variety of print-making techniques. In this new series of work, she reflects on the repetitive and therapeutic nature of this traditional handicrad, detailing the intricate techniques of knitting, as well as creating monoprints directly from garments she has knit herself. An activity based upon processes and patience, MacDonald sees the act of knitting as respectful of both space and time--rare commodities in today's world of instant gratification. Through the examination of this labor-intensive, defiantly manual practice she seeks to remind us that slowing down is a necessity in order to hear our own voice in a hectic and chaotic world.

Artist Talk: Friday, September 26, 5 - 6 PM

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 26, 6 - 8 PM

There will also be a panel discussion titled "Following the Creative Thread" on Friday October 24, at 7 PM. Carol will be talking about the development of her work and Charlie Purinton, chaplain will be speaking about art, creativity and healing.

Carol MacDonald is the 2008 recipient of Burlington City Art's annual Barbara Smail Award. For more information on her work, visit http://www.carolmacdonald.com.

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