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FMU to exhibit embroidery by Susan Lenz, Aug. 7-Sept. 27

Embroidery by Susan Lenz will be on display as part of Francis Marion University’s Art Gallery Series, Aug. 7-Sept. 27.

The exhibit is open to the public, free of charge, and may be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the Hyman Fine Arts Center gallery.

Lenz’s exhibit titled “Stitched” is an exhibition of contemporary free motion embroidery techniques. One is created on water-soluble fabric. The other uses a burning tool. Both approaches seek to dissolve the very ground on which the embroidery is made. Design inspirations include aerial views of urban architecture and cross-sectional profiles of the earth's strata.

Although born and raised in the Midwest, Lenz has always traveled, spending much time in Austria and Italy. These experiences have been translated into a love of textiles, textures, and cultural diversity. She has studied under several internationally renowned fiber artists from Great Britain and been juried into numerous national exhibits. With needle and thread and collage techniques, Lenz hopes to convey a feeling of appreciation toward all things old and rustic as well as adorned and exotic.

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Last Published: August 6, 2007 2:13 PM
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