Gallery features work of Deidre Scherer

BRATTLEBORO — From Oct. 5 through Nov. 18, Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts presents “Human Textures,” an exhibition showcasing Deidre Scherer's paper and fabric weavings, as well as collaborative vessels with artist Jackie Abrams.

An opening reception takes place on Friday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m., during Gallery Walk. An artist talk featuring both Scherer and Abrams is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, at 5 p.m.

Scherer pioneered the medium of thread-on-layered-fabric, and her collages, both in fabric and paper media, “engage the viewer with the tenderness of being human,” according to a news release from the gallery.

The Rhode Island School of Design honored Scherer with its 2010 Alumni Association Award for Artistic Achievement “for the innovative medium of textile art she has developed, and for her thought-provoking investigations of our society's views of aging, reflections on life, death, family relationships and the welfare of future generations.”

The Williamsville artist has exhibited in hundreds of shows since 1979 and has been featured in several galleries nationwide, including the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Heller Museum in New York City.

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