Helena Hernmarck

Lecture/presentation

Join us for a lively conversation with world-renowned tapestry artist and weaver Helena Hernmarck. Born in Sweden, Hernmarck is best known for her monumental tapestries designed for architectural settings. Her designs derive from sources ranging from photographs, to watercolors, to handwritten letters, and even from the texture of wool itself. She has supported Swedish textile arts throughout her career, collaborating with Swedish spinners, dyers, and weavers on each commission. Hernmarck’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and other institutions. Her latest installation, Flowers is destined for Manhattan's new Hudson Yards development.

Date is changed due to a venue problem. It will be re-scheduled in the fall. Stay tuned for the date. 

Akin Free Library

378 Old Quaker Hill Road

Pawling, NY 12564

Refreshments to follow 

Ticket Price: $15.00

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Knit Illusion, 2017

"When light hits color on a wool fiber, something happens. The wool fiber does not reflect light; it absorbs it. This is the secret to a tapestry’s appeal. It goes straight to the heart. Hidden in my own take on this phenomenon is the desire to surprise. What I achieve with this play of light in big and small works surprises me even more than you.” 

Helena Hernmarck

October 3, 2018

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