Sunday, September 26, 2010

Focus and Thread Head's Exhibit at The Arts Company

The exhibit, "Quilted Wood Works" opened to a large crowd in Seneca, SC Friday night Sept. 17 at the Arts Company. This exhibit was put together by the members of Focus and the Thread Heads, two fiber art groups from the Upstate of SC. The theme for this show was to be Wood, Carpenter, Architecture, or Trees. The purpose was to honor Warren Carpenter, owner of the Arts Company.

Warren has been a friend to the fiber arts in our area for a long time. He is a gifted artist in his own right as well. Not only is he a wood turner he is an architect and carpenter with the name of Carpenter. What else could we use as a theme?

Warren constructed a beautiful hanging wood piece titled "Tranquil Peace" that was made for this show. We are saddened that Warren is moving his store to Greenville, SC and we will no long have his venue for our art work. The economy demands strong measures at this point so we wish him well.

I listed names and titles of the works as I posted the photos. Unfortunately the last photo goes with the first name, etc. Don't know how to correct that. Maybe someday I will learn how to post correctly on my blog.

"From Woods Worker to Woodworker" by Dixie Haywood
"Woody", By Bonnie Ouellette
"Growth Rings: Fabric Chronology, Barb Tennyson
"Basilica's Dome", By Carolyn Harris
"Seeing the Diana Pickens
"The Arch" by Jean Loussarian
"The Old Mill" by Janna Schulke
"Heartwood" by Marge Edie
"Trees I - Winter" by Judy Simmons
"Good Neighbors" by Veronica Moriarty
"My Gingerbread Porch" by Paula Ridley
"Nature's Carpenter" by Heidi Wolko
"Arboreal Abode" by Ann Hanewald
"One With the Wood" by Marilyn Wall


  1. Hi Marilyn,
    I could NOT figure out the credits, but it is a very interesting show. Sorry you are loosing this talent and venue. We had a HUGE co-op close because of the economy. People can't buy art when they are struggling to buy food.
    Tough times make tough people. I have a large garden and they are springing up all over in some of the very BEST neighborboods.
    Thanks for the post,

  2. Sorry about the orientation of the names and artwork, I will figure out how to do this sooner or later.

  3. You are a very talented group! Beautiful work.

  4. Thanks Sharon I will pass those comments along.