From the website: "Hand woven tapestries from across North America will grace two galleries at the New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) through the upcoming exhibition: “The Art is the Cloth.” It will run from Oct. 3 to Nov. 5 at the Institute’s Amherst and French Building galleries at 77 Amherst Street and 148 Concord Street in Manchester. The public is also invited to an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8.
The exhibition, which is curated by artist and Manchester native Micala Sidore, features contemporary, hand-woven tapestries by about 60 makers, both invited and selected, from Canada, Mexico and the United States.
“This exhibition offers six ways in which tapestries can call attention to themselves. These pieces are beautiful and imaginative, and they provide a strategy for understanding tapestries, in both its historic and its contemporary contexts,” Sidore said. “When you look at each, think about what you see, trace the threads, take it all in, and consider the nature of cloth.”
In “The Art is the Cloth,” each tapestry is one of a kind — a hand-woven example of the ways in which the finest artists in the field are weaving works that communicate, beyond their beauty, tapestry's historical roots and techniques."