Martinsville, Virginia


Art @ Happy Hour Explores “Needle & Thread”

Enjoy Happy Hour at Piedmont Arts with a free guided tour of the exhibit, Needle & Thread on Thursday, December 14 from 5 – 7 pm at Piedmont Arts.

Exhibiting artists Linda Fiedler and Page Turner will lead a gallery talk from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Complimentary refreshments and an open bar will be available during the event. 

Fiedler is an award-winning quilt maker from Meadows of Dan, Virginia. She has won national and international awards for her quilts and quilted clothing. Her quilts hang in private and corporate collections throughout the country. For the past 20 years, Fiedler has curated The Art of the Quilt, a biennial quilt exhibition at Piedmont Arts.

Turner is an assemblage artist who collects items of deep personal meaning and painstakingly creates delicate objects that honor the feminine. Her work is grounded in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where she is from, and where she still lives and works today. Her powerful assemblages include found objects, such as fur, wood, shells, paper and bone.

“Linda’s quilts and Page’s sculptures are in true compliment to one another,” said Director of Marketing, Communications and Design Bernadette Moore. “Both artists celebrate the feminine through the use of traditional textiles and process, but expand on the strength and resilience of the female character by using innovative forms and themes.”

Tom Teasley: Sounds You Can See will be on display in the Media Room. Embracing film as a source of inspiration and experimentation, Sounds You Can See merges visual magic with Teasley’s original music.

Studio Group of Rockingham County will be on display in the Lynwood Artists Gallery. Organized in 1947, the Studio Group is the oldest group of its kind in North Carolina. Membership includes over 22 artists who work in watercolor, oil, pastel, acrylic, graphite, collage, photography, clay, sculpture and stained glass.

Needle & Thread, Sounds You Can See and Studio Group of Rockingham County will be on display at the museum through December 30, 2017. Admission is free.