In-Person ARTalk with Tom Grotta: Contemporary Art Textiles and Fiber Sculpture

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For this ARTalk, Tom Grotta will share his extensive knowledge of textile and fiber art and discuss how browngrotta arts represents, places and promotes these beautiful and unique works. For thirty-plus years, browngrotta arts has been promoting contemporary art textiles and fiber sculpture through exhibitions, lectures, and publications--representing the work of more than ninety artists from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Israel, Australia, and the UK. Tom Grotta, co-curator and fine art photographer, has worked on numerous catalogs, which feature his photography along with co-curator and editor Rhonda Brown. The twenty-first catalog, Art of Substance, won an American Graphic Design award.

The mission of browngrotta arts has three parts: 1) to exhibit works by the originators of the fiber art field, 2) to expose US audiences to art textiles and fiber sculpture from new and established artists outside the United States, and 3) to educate people about the origins of the fiber art movement and its current state through its publication program and exhibition partnerships. 

This program is free and open to the public.

Only twice a year browngrotta arts opens its unique gallery barn space to the public. Fortunately, Tom Grotta’s ARTalk coincides with the opening of browngrotta's spring exhibition “Acclaim! Work by Award-Winning International Artists” from April 29 through May 7 at 276 Ridgefield Road in Wilton, CT 06897

This exhibition is also free and open to the public.

This exhibition will feature art textiles, fiber sculpture and mixed media by 50 artists who have received recognition in their field. Reservations are recommended, but not required. Hours are Saturday, April 29, 11AM – 6 PM (Opening and Artist Reception); Sunday April 30, 11 AM to 6  pm (40 visitors/hour); Monday May 1 – Saturday May 6, 10 am to 5 PM (40 visitors/hour); Sunday May 7, 11 AM to  6  PM (40 visitors/hour).


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