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Stitched Creations By Valentina Devine Opens Thursday

on November 29, 2017 - 2:30pm
Valentina Devine. Courtesy photo
 
LIBRARY News:

Mesa Public Library Upstairs Art Gallery features the Stitched Creations of fiber artist Valentina Devine in December. 

She will welcome the public and preview her work at an opening reception 5-7 p.m. Thursday. The show will be up through December.

Devine is a nationally known designer and fiber artist, whose work has been published in several books and magazines. This exhibit has several dozen colorful pieces: wall-hangings, sweaters, scarves, bedcoverings and more. All of the pieces in this exhibit are designed by her.

Devine came to Los Alamos 26 years ago from the Washington, D.C. area, where she became a life-time member of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. In Los Alamos, she still misses having the company of other artists at the gallery space, but since nothing of the kind was available here she began selling her work and her hand-dyed yarn out of her home. She has participated in several studio tours and in many of the Fuller Lodge Art Center exhibits. She also frequently hosts open studio sessions in her home.

Devine is well known in the fiber arts world for her technique of free-form knitting, or knitting without a pattern, getting inspired by colors and textures as she goes, but she also creates patterns and does custom work for clients.

One of her patterns was recently published in “Quick Knits for Kids,” a new book from Vogue and another will be published in the 2017 Spring-Summer edition of Vogue’s “Noro Knits.” One of her more famous creations was a hat bought and worn by actress Julia Roberts.

The Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library is open to the public during regular library hours, seven days each week. To reach the gallery one must take either the elevator or stairs to the third floor. For more information about the Library, visit the Library’s website at www.losalamosnm.org or call 505.662.8250.

For more information about Devine, visit her website at http://www.valentinadevine.com/

 

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