2016 March Exhibition:
Judi Froehlinger Schlichter
"Meet the Artist" Reception:
Friday, March 11, 7pm - 8:30pm
Maryland artist Judi Froehlinger Schlichter brings her art quilts, tapestries, and art-inspired clothing and accessories to the Ocean City Arts Center March 1 through March 31. Ms. Schlichter's work will be for sale ranging in price from $85 for a quilt featuring hand-dyed fabrics and $250 for a silk tunic to $2500 for a large quilt. She uses the finest fabrics for all her fiber work such as hand-dyed fabric, batik fabrics, chiffon, silk, wools and linens.
Ms. Schlichter began her love of art by dabbling in watercolor and mosaics. Her focus became freestyle weaving, a practice she quickly mastered several years ago. After about twenty years of quilting, Ms. Schlichter now works with many types of fabric and yarn to create one-of-a-kind works of fiber art. She loves using hand-woven fibers and making wearable art from her large stash of hand-dyed yarn, hand-spun wool and an array of commercial yarn. For an added interest to her fiber pieces, she also felts and stitches them into unique eyeglass and IPhone cases, handbags, clutches and other accessories. She hand-weaves her scarves, shawls, ponchos, throws, pillows, rag rugs and wall art on her loom. In addition, she creates small landscape tapestries.
Executive Director Rosalyn Lifshin said, "We are excited to feature a non-traditional art form in our gallery in March. Fabric art is a wonderful way to express our creativity and be able to wear our work, or display and use it in our homes".