Weavings on Display at MHCC’s Fireplace Gallery
Posted: June 28, 2013
The Fireplace Gallery at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) will host a free exhibit of weavings called “Journeys of Mindfulness,” by Vicki McArdle, July 2 - 31.
The Fireplace Gallery is located in the Student Union on the Gresham Campus, 26000 S.E. Stark Street. Summer hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Parking on all MHCC campuses is free, no permit required.
McArdle says she once read that “art brushes the dust off our souls,” and adds, “This rings true for me. I appreciate all art forms and tried many but of them all, weaving sweeps my soul.”
She also says, “Sitting at my weaving looms has become a form of meditation to me. Eventually, the clutter in my head works its way out and my mind is empty. As my tension unwinds, a piece is finished. I find this quite amusing because keeping tension on the loom is essential for creating a woven piece. Yet, as I weave, my personal tension diminishes.”
McArdle weaves most of her pieces with grasses from Italy, India, Brazil, New Mexico and Oregon and incorporates twigs, branches, recycled silk, metals and stones into her work. “I really enjoy the simplicity of using something that grows right out of the ground that gives depth and rich texture,” she says.
People requiring accommodations due to a disability should contact the Disability Services office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD). Please call at least two weeks prior to the event.
For more information, please contact the Office of College Advancement, 503-491-7204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.