Saturday, June 20, 2015

Northern Ohio Fiber Exhibits

Me and my art quilt "Sunrise Celebration" 

A few weeks ago we went to the Fiber577 exhibit at the 577 Foundation in Perrysburg, Ohio because my art quilt "Sunrise Celebration" was one of the pieces in the show. The 577 Foundation is a riverfront estate that was gifted to the community of Perrysburg, which is just southwest of Toledo.

Along with the main house, which was where the exhibition took place, there are community gardens and a number of little hidden spaces, including the little pergola area that was "yarn bombed" for the exhibit.

You can visit the 577 Foundation anytime, but unfortunately the exhibit was only up for one weekend, so you missed it there, but you can catch most of the pieces at the Angelwood Gallery, in Grand Rapids, Ohio, which is half an hour southwest of Perrysburg. This exhibit will be up at the Angelwood Gallery through July 19.

(If you don't get a chance to see it there, you can see photos of the fiber art on the Fiber577 Facebook page, and you don't have to have a Facebook account to see the photos.)

Check out the giant turtle on the right! 

Grand Rapids is a quaint little town located on the Maumee River. Along with the Angelwood Gallery there are several little shops including the Natural Fiber & Yarn Company.

There are also many interesting looking restaurants. We couldn't try them all, so we chose La Roe's Restaurant, where we were able to sit on the back patio overlooking the canal and the Maumee River and also enjoy the murals painted on the brick walls of the restaurant.

The canal walk was also enjoyable. Along with seeing the canal and the river, there were some little gardens and also garden art. Grand Rapids is definitely a place we'd like to go back to.

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