The Frostburg Museum is proud to present “Fierce Winds”, an exhibition featuring new work by artist Deborah Weir, starting May 15 and ending June 2. The artist's opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 5-8PM and is free to the public. Refreshments will be served and everyone is invited to come meet the artist.
From her start as a costume designer through her thirty-four year career in linguistics, Deborah Weir has never lost interest in art. Since retirement, she has been partially inspired by creative workshops which helped hone her skill and further develop her voice as a mixed-media textile artist. She extends the definition of the quilt through dyeing, painting, printing, collaging, and heavily embroidering these fabric surfaces.
This exhibit focuses on “Fierce Winds,” natural phenomena which tear through the lives of people around the globe often leaving a trail of terrible destruction in their wake. As with much in nature, excitement and beauty accompany the devastation. The work is best viewed both from afar and up close so the overall image is seen in relation to the detailed surface. The objective of her artwork is to awaken the mind of the viewer by means of visual seduction.
Winds from the far reaches of the globe are on display: Garm Hava from the Indian subcontinent, Oroshi from Japan, and the Brickfielder which sweeps across the Australian Outback- to name a few. Additional pieces represent other natural phenomena like the view of the sky over the Pacific Ocean at sunset from Deborah's home in the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California, and the other-worldly minerals bubbling through the earth's thin crust at Rotorua in New Zealand.
The Frostburg Museum is a non-profit organization located at the corners of Hill and Oak Streets in the growing arts and entertainment district of Frostburg, Maryland. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12-5PM, the artist’s work will be available for viewing during that time and admittance to the Museum is always free. Your generous donations are always appreciated. For more information you are welcome to contact Garry Ritchie, curator, at 301-689-1195 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Museum is also on the web at frostmuseum.allconet.org.