Artists, busi­nesses can join FACES for free

Times-Record - - Front Page - By ABBY AN­DREWS aan­drews@car­o­line­times­record.com

— A fed­eral U.S. Dept. of Agri­cul­ture grant is al­low­ing all fiber artists, groups and busi­nesses on Del­marva to join the Fiber Arts Cen­ter of the Eastern Shore (FACES) for free through Aug. 31, grant­ing them ac­cess to its re­gional direc­tory.

Direc­tory mem­bers are pro­moted by FACES through its so­cial me­dia and monthly news­let­ter. Mem­bers can also add their own events to a com­mu­nity cal­en­dar, main­tained and pro­moted by FACES.

Lynda Blades, outreach co­or­di­na­tor, will help artists and busi­nesses com­plete their direc­tory pro­files. She will also help in­ter­ested artists sell their cre­ations on­line, through the FACES Etsy shop.

Blades can be reached at out­reach­co­or­di­na­tor@fib­er­arts­cen­ter.com or at 410-829-0334.

FACES op­er­ates out of a re­stored his­toric home in down­town Den­ton, pro­vid­ing a cen­tral lo­ca­tion for quil­ters and other fiber artists, as well as en­thu­si­asts.

The FACES head­quar­ters of­fers classes and stu­dio space for artists, as well as a ro­tat­ing lineup of ex­hibits to pro­mote pub­lic ac­cess to artists’ work.

Cur­rently, FACES is host­ing “Painted Stitches,” an ex­hibit fea­tur­ing art quilts by Donna Clauer Stufft and Sarah Jil­lard.

The quilts are made us­ing an in­no­va­tive “sur­face de­sign” tech­nique, cre­at­ing wall hang­ings that, from a dis­tance, look like tra­di­tional paint­ings.

The ex­hibit will be open to the pub­lic from noon to 4 p.m. both days of Sum­mer­fest, Fri­day, Aug. 18, and Satur­day, Aug. 19, at the FACES head­quar­ters at 7 N. Fourth St., Den­ton.

PHOTO BY CHRIS POLK

The Fiber Arts Cen­ter of the Eastern Shore is lo­cated on Fourth Street in Den­ton.

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