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Bowen Center for the Arts opens Art of Fiber, Bowen Member exhibits
Bowen Art of Fiber
From now through the end of April, the Bowen Center for the Arts is displaying a wide range of handcrafted masterpieces as part of the center’s Art of Fiber and Bowen Member exhibits. - photo by Erica Jones

From now through the end of April, the Bowen Center for the Arts is displaying dozens of unique works of art as part of two new exhibits, the Art of Fiber and the Bowen Member shows. 

According to a release by the Bowen, The Art of Fiber exhibit includes hundreds of hand-worked items, ranging from baskets to quilts to scarves and everything in between. 

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From now through the end of April, the Bowen Center for the Arts is displaying a wide range of handcrafted masterpieces as part of the center’s Art of Fiber and Bowen Member exhibits. - photo by Erica Jones

“This exhibit will celebrate a craft of enormous talent and joy,” the release said. “Regional artists will be working their little fingers to the bone to create this incredible exhibit. Hundreds of hand worked items will be available for sale just in time for refreshing your home decor or special and original gift giving.” 

Artists who have entered works in the Art of Fiber exhibit include:

  • From Dawsonville: Vickie Croft, Shirley Hawkins, Heart in Hand Quilt Guild, Nancy King, Pat Melcher, Jackie Somerville and Kat Tomiczek

  • From Cumming: Lavonne Markel. 

  • From Dahlonega: Jane Broaddus, Jan Fambrough, Jim Fambrough, Lenora Goodliffe, Alice Eugenia Hughes, Regina Johnson and Annette Russo. 

  • From Woodstock: Loretta Joslin. 

“This art has created a joyous display for everyone to appreciate the numerous and intriguing crafts involved,” the release said. “Don’t miss this one.” 

Bowen members exhibit
From now through the end of April, the Bowen Center for the Arts is displaying a wide range of handcrafted masterpieces as part of the center’s Art of Fiber and Bowen Member exhibits. - photo by Erica Jones

At the same time, the Bowen is displaying a Bowen Member exhibit showcasing works of art from several members of the Bowen. 

“We appreciate all our Bowen members, and we have an exceptionally exuberant group of artists mixed in there so we enjoy having an exhibit showing their wonderful talents,” the release said. “Each year, all members are invited to join in and it’s a great way to sell their works with no fuss of festival set ups.” 

Artists whose works are on display as part of the Bowen Members exhibit include: 

  • From Dawsonville: Cheri Burchard, Jim Evans, Michelle Wittmer Grabowski, Shirley Hawkins, Lance Huthwaite, Vivian Huthwaite, Joann Keller, Bryn McLeod, Tom Reed and Dru Stowers. 

  • From Alpharetta: Ben Hollingsworth. 

  • From Atlanta: Michael Ramy. 

  • From Big Canoe: Lynn Mayes. 

  • From Cumming: MaryAnn Cox Sheehy and Bert Grant. 

  • From Dahlonega: Beth Stull. 

  • From Gainesville: Jack Anthony, Meg Barclay, Jill Haack and Cynthia Todd. 

  • From Marietta: Hannelore Herndon. 

“Some works are for sale and make unique gifts for everyone,” the release added. 

Both exhibits will be open now through April 29. The Bowen is located at 334 Highway 9 N and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. 

For more information about the Bowen and its current shows, go to https://www.bowenarts.org/