Wool Feltings by Magda Stilmant
July 1 - August 31, 2022 in the Meeting Room Gallery
Wool feltings by Magda Stilmant will be on exhibit in the library's Meeting Room Gallery during the months of July and August 2022.
Join us for a felted art demonstration by the artist on Friday, August 12, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the library's Meeting Room! No registration is required for this program.
The artist says of her work:
After retiring from professional life as a pathologist, raising a family and creating and nurturing a large Japanese garden for decades, I suffered a personal loss and downsized. The loss and personal life changes led me to search for a form of art therapy.
A serendipitous encounter with the craft of dry needle wool felting intrigued me and I decided to create my own art. I am self-taught and have been experimenting and practicing for about five years.
I am attracted to landscapes, the infinite variations of skies. By using wools of many colors and different textures, I strive to achieve a three-dimensional effect.
While combining and juxtaposing the different wools, I immerse myself in creating an image either from my imagination, from a photo, or the view from my window. The final work often differs from the source of inspiration as it becomes more abstract and impressionistic, inherent to the nature and textures of the wool. I try to achieve images that express feelings of peace.
Most of the frames I use are recycled. I search for frames in antique and consignment stores and they sometimes influence the images I create and the colors of the works.
Magda is an Acton resident. Recent exhibitions of her work include a solo exhibition at the Acton Senior Center in 2021 and a Members Juried Show at the Concord Center for the Visual Arts earlier this year.
Magda can be reached by email at email@example.com.
Exhibitions are free and handicapped accessible. Exhibitions in the library Meeting Room are available for viewing whenever the library is open and the room is not in use for a meeting. Please check the library Events Calendar for availability.