Coming Soon to the Gallery

Gallery hours: Monday – Thursday 9-9, Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 1-5 (Sept – May)


gallery_aug2015The next show in the Kershner Gallery will be “On the Fringe”, the fiber art of members of Connecticut Surface Design Association. The show runs from August 26 to October 10, with a reception on Saturday, September 12 at 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The artists will talk at 5:30.

There will also be a Trunk Show in the gallery on Tuesday, October 6 at 6:00 to 9:00 pm, with wearable art, jewelry and small objects for sale.

SDA is a world-wide organization  promoting textile art through publications, exhibitions, and conferences that has been in existence for 39 years. The CT chapter carries on the mission on a local level. It was formed about a year and a half ago and members meet in various sites in the region. It includes members who work in traditional styles and those whose work is cutting edge. Some weave, felt, quilt, dye, sculpt, embroider, knit, crotchet, make handmade paper and baskets. These artists use silk, wool, yarns, ribbons, beads, buttons, paints, dyes,  teabags, objects found in nature, rusted items, flea market finds, recycled materials, Q-tips and much,  much  more!

Some members have exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, while other have just recently started their explorations with fiber.  The SDA website is  www.surfacedesign.org.  The CT SDA Representative can be contacted at ellenschiffman@optonline.net.  Copies of Surface Design Journal published by SDA will be available for viewing at the show.


Click here for information about showing your work in our gallery(.pdf). Information pamphlets are also available at the circulation and reference desks at the library.