Binotto is featured artist at Visions

12 years ago

    Southern Aroostook Cultural Arts Project (SACAP), a non-profit volunteer organization founded in 1999, supports a mission to foster a flourishing arts community in northern Maine.
    The “Resident Artist” project is being created to enhance the exciting cultural environment in the Visions Gallery on Main Street, said Bob Cowperthwaite of SACAP.
    Barbara Binotto, an award-winning quilter, who has been working in the fiber art medium, will be in the Visions gallery working on her art.
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FS-CLR-fiberart-dc2-pt-49ON DISPLAY — Barbara Binotto is the featured artistst at Visions Gallery and will have a free demonstration of her “fiber art” on Thursday from 1-4 p.m.

    Binotto has been working with fiber art since 1986 and has studied with internationally recognized quilters and fiber artists. She has been teaching at her Island Falls studio since 2001. She is known most for her small thread-worked fabric landscapes, which strike a cord with the viewer, often sparking memories of favorite places.
    Binotto’s landscapes usually begin by using a digital camera to photograph both mundane, as well as visually stunning scenery. These images are cropped, combined, manipulated and tweaked by her imagination. The final image is then translated into a tactile art form by carefully choosing fabric and designing the threadwork. When completed, the landscapes are a unique combination of rich fabrics and highly textured fibers, embellished with detailed thread-painting, down to the smallest cricket or distant sailboat.
    Binotto’s fiber artwork have been juried into national shows and are currently available at Island Artisans in Bar Harbor; The Stable Gallery in Damariscotta and Visions in Houlton.
    SACAP is providing the opportunity to observe a free demonstration of Binotto’s artistry on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 1-4 p.m.