Polly Barton

The Silver Thread

September 7 – October 27, 2018










September 7 – October 27, 2018

Friday, September 7, 5 – 7 pm, Friends of the Arts Library

The Silver Thread, September 8, 10:30-11:30am, Barbara Conrad Gallery

The Friends of the Art Library are pleased to present a solo exhibit of artwork by artist Polly Barton.

Weaver Polly Barton found a Japanese metallic warp in a ‘sale’ bin in 2012 and it has found its way into her work ever since.  The warp shimmered in its chain like darting silver minnows. The exhibit will include drawings, weavings and stitched work that have been the result of following this thread with her fingers on and off the loom.  Exploring ideas of surface light and reflected light in the magic of fiber, resulting in a body of work that reflects her attempt to catch a ray of light with her bare hands.

DAC is grateful for the generous support of our exhibit sponsors who enable culturally innovative programs to exist in our community.  This show is sponsored by New Face Productions.

To greet the day, I weave.

I weave to find my gesture.

I weave to regain solitude.

I weave to discover the texture of the day.

I weave to build shimmering color in layers of dyed silk threads.

I weave to find the thread of understanding.

I weave because it connects me to the world of weavers.

I weave pulled along the threads of history and tradition.

I weave to break tradition.

I weave happily when I have a dye pot simmering on the stove.

I weave to keep my brain nimble.

I weave for joy and inspiration.

I weave in sadness.

I weave to feel calm.

I weave listening to the birds sing.

Barbara Conrad Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 5pm

Entry to Durango Arts Center galleries is always free.  The galleries are closed to the public on Sundays and Mondays.