Silk Painters International

The Opening Reception for “Silk Painters International” is set for Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the Center for Art & Rehabilitative Energies. The reception is from 2-6 P.M. The location is 3696 Pearl Street, Shellman, GA. The reception and exhibition are open to the public, free of charge. Light refreshments will be served.

In case you are unable to attend the Opening Reception, the paintings and designs of five artists, members of Silk Painters International, will be on display through Sunday, December 27, 2015. The work ranges from wall hangings to wearables. Today silk artist are using techniques based on century old processes that date back to the 4th century BC. The five participating artists are Margaret Agner, Karen Barefield, Susan Big, Agnes Oberth and Hellenne Vermillion. Some of whom may be in attendance at the Opening Reception.No longer your traditional dyed silk, today’s silk artists are using in- novative techniques to create unconventional work. In addition to corn syrup, salt, wax to common household spray starch, silk artists are using vibrant dyes to paint, sculpt, embellish and stretch the boundaries of the historical traditions. Unlike traditional oil and wa- ter based paints, silk acid dyes bond with the fiber through a long steam setting process allowing the fabric to retain its luxurious touch and give the colors a vibrancy unparalleled by other methods. This exhibition will stretch your imagination and possibly inspire you to try your own creative hand in the process.

The Center for Art & Rehabilitative Energies, Inc. is a non-profit private foundation dedicated to
bringing artistic insight and experience to the general public. The normal operating hours, for
The Center are Saturday and Sunday from 2:00 – 6:00 P.M. The Center can be visited at other
times by calling 229 679-5069 to set up an appointment. Group visits are especially encouraged. There is ample off street parking next to the old onion barn that houses The Center’s exhibition gallery. Two large signs mark the entrance to the tree-lined drive that leads back to The Center’s Entrance.

Give yourself and your family a treat by attending the Opening Reception.

For additional information call 229 679-5069 or e-mail

Following photos are of works by H. Vermillion, K. Barefield, M. Angers, A. Oberth

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