Hancock Town Library displays Wendy Parker works

  • “Birches” by Wendy Parker. COURTESY PHOTO

  • “Bee Happy” by Wendy Parker. COURTESY PHOTO

Published: 12/6/2022 9:01:08 AM

Hancock Town Library, 25 Main St., will finish its 2022 art show season with an exhibit by fabric artist Wendy Parker of Bennington, which will be on display through Jan. 11 in the Daniels Room.

Parker, a contemporary quilter and mixed-media artist, frequently explores different techniques. She enjoys photographing along the Contoocook River to inspire future work, which often depicts birds, flowers and trees. Images are rendered on a single piece of fabric using archival-quality pencils, crayons and acrylics.

Textile collage is another method Parker explores. Fabrics are created for different parts of the design in a wide variety of ways, including dye, paint, thermo-fax, silkscreen and block print. Once created, tiny elements like flower petals, leaves and trees are cut from these fabrics and permanently bonded to the background before the quilting begins. The technique of monoprinting on fabric has also recently captured her interest.

Parker previously presented a virtual exhibit on the library’s website during the pandemic, in which she shared a preview of “Tropical Dream” before the final thread work was completed. This now-finished quilt will be on display, and was recently shown at the semiannual show of the Monadnock Quilters’ Guild.

Parker’s work can be viewed on her Facebook page, “Threads of Decoration.”

Exhibits can be viewed during regular library hours: Monday and Wednesday 2 to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call the library at 603-525-4411 before visiting to ensure no special events are scheduled at that time. The library will follow COVID guidelines and restrictions that are current at the time of exhibits.

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