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“Feature Exhibit: Maine – Contemporary Maine Fiber Art, Studios, Farms & Scenic Beauty" Gallery Talk (This is a LIVE ZOOM talk from Maine) 2022

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Christine Macchi, Executive Director, Maine Fiberarts

Evening Gallery Talk

Dates: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 

Time:  6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Class Fee:
$35.00 / Sauder Village Members $30.00
Supply Fee:
Founder’s Hall –Center Stage
Teacher’s Website:


Description: This Gallery Talk will focus on the:

Feature Exhibit:

This “LIVE” ZOOM presentation will transport you to MAINE as Christine takes you on an exclusive tour of beautiful Maine - a focal point for Fiber Art!. She will show you what contemporary Maine Fiber Artists are creating today, take you into their private studios, guide you through their farms where their raise sheep & fibers, and finally show you scenic & beautiful Maine - the inspiration behind the art. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to see Maine from the Fiber Art perspective – it’s both innovative & breathtaking!

Christine Macchi is the Executive Director of Maine Fiberarts. She founded Maine Fiberarts in 2000, a statewide arts nonprofit Maine Fiberarts is located in a beautiful historic Center/Gallery in Topsham, Maine.. Maine Fiberarts is the host of revolving exhibitions of fiber artwork, produces tour maps to studios & farms, creates networking & referral opportunities for artists, puts out an annual Learning Fiber Art Guide (close to 100 artists & places teaching fiber arts throughout Maine), & an online Art Shop, Christine has visited hundreds of Maine artists’ studios & farms, & written over 50 Fiber Folio stories. Working with trustees, members, volunteers and staff she has accomplished many projects, that have galvanized awareness for fiber.

Follow this link to this the Feature Exhibit for more information.

Speakers & Curators: Christine Macchi, Executive Director, Maine Fiberarts

Gallery Talks

Each year we present significant collections of work featuring noteworthy artists – both contemporary and historic. These collections offer interesting topics, remarkable techniques, geographic influences, and fascinating stories. Gallery Talks are a rare opportunity to see the exhibits through the eyes of the designer, creator, curator, authority, or descendant. Gallery Talks are also an exceptional learning tool -- learn how to take the aspects that you admire and apply them to your own work. Or if you are a collector, learn more about the rugs you are collecting.

This presentation will take place in the exhibit hall, so that the speakers can refer to individual rugs, discuss interesting details and reveal little known facts. At the end of the Gallery Talk, the speakers will be happy to answer your questions -- so come prepared. Seating will be provided for evening Gallery talks, but not for morning Gallery Talks, unless requested.

Participants are welcome to take photos during Gallery Talks, but no video records, unless requested in advance and authorized.



Gallery-talk-rug-hooking-weekFor more information on Exhibits and Speakers, please see the Exhibit page. For classes relevant to these exhibits, please see our Retreat and Workshop pages. 

Teacher will contact students prior to class: No 

Level:  Everyone welcome, no prior rug hooking knowledge or experience required.  

Supply description: None

Students Need to Bring: Optional: Pen and paper for notes.



Gallery Talk registration may be completed in person at Founder’s Hall Information Table, Wednesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cash, Check or Credit Card payment will be accepted.

“Trio of Dimensional Halloween Pins” with Cheryl Bollenbach ($65 fee, evening class, Thursday, August 17) is the only class with additional openings. Registration will be accepted in person at the Founder’s Hall Information Table up until noon on Thursday, August 17th.

Thank you for making this a SOLD OUT year for so many of our classes.