For Immediate Release
January 3, 2019
Press Contact: Alison Simcox; 518.523.2512, ext. 1002
The Gallery @ LPCA Showcases Textile Artists from Across the Country
Lake Placid, NY: The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is pleased to announce the opening of The Fiber Art Show, an invitational featuring works from artists across the country who use textiles as their medium. The public is invited to the opening reception on Thursday, January 9 from 5:00 to 7:00pm in the Gallery @ LPCA, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid. The exhibit will run through Saturday, February 22. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 1:00 to 5:00 pm and admission is free.
One of the many highlights of this exhibit will be the yarn bombing by the Knitterondackers, a local knitting group that meets Thursday afternoons at the Saranac Lake Free Library. Thirteen local knitters came together to cover parts of the Gallery @ LPCA that normally don't draw much attention – the pedestals, the stair railing, the stanchions. In their first yarn bomb ever, the Knitterondackers repurposed scraps from other projects to stitch across the gallery, creating brightly colored accents around the exhibit.
The works range from woven sculptures to abstract compositions made from fabric and thread; tapestries created from local wool to yarn bombing. Artists featured in the show include Jackie Abrams, Mary Alenstein, Jennifer Davey, Jacqueline Felix, Geri Hahn, Beth Johnson, Bethany Krawiec, Annoel Krider, Elena Kuki, Mary Liptak, Neysa Russo, Rebecca Smith, Lynne Taylor, Nancy Thun, Carol Vossler, Ruth Weyland and Cris Winters.
About the LPCA
Nestled in an Olympic village, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round treasure to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and is the premier art and cultural hub of the region. Orchestrating quality programming, performances, rotating art exhibitions, and education experiences to residences and visitors alike, the LPCA provides an ensemble of offerings in music, theatre and dance, and supports local, regional and national artists in its Fine Arts Gallery. At the heart of this hub is hands-on learning experiences for children exploring their creativity and adults finding new passions. As a leading organization, the LPCA collaborates with other Adirondack non-profit partners to build, support and cultivate the arts community. Inspiring excellence in the arts for generations, the LPCA continues to thrive today at its unique and captivating Lake Placid campus.