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Fri, Dec 13


Cape Cod Museum of Art

Public Reception and Gallery Talk - Salley Mavor: Once Upon a Stitch

Enjoy a stimulating gallery talk and festive public opening reception of Salley Mavor: Once Upon a Stitch, a collection of artwork by Cape Cod artist and award-winning children's book illustrator Salley Mavor. Gallery talk at 4:00, public reception at 5:30.

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Public Reception and Gallery Talk - Salley Mavor: Once Upon a Stitch
Public Reception and Gallery Talk - Salley Mavor: Once Upon a Stitch

Time & Location

Dec 13, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Ln, Dennis, MA 02638, USA


Salley Mavor is devoted to stitching. She learned to sew as a child and has been  using a needle and thread ever since. At home, there were always art  supplies close at hand and a sense that time was available for creative  pursuit. Drawing with crayons was never enough for Salley. She remembers  feeling that her pictures were not finished until something real was  glued, stapled or sewn to it. As an illustration major at the Rhode  Island School of Design, she left traditional mediums behind, preferring  to communicate her ideas with sculptural needlework. Salley has  continued to develop her techniques for over 40 years, creating  3-dimensional works of art that tell stories with needlework and found  objects.

Ms. Mavor has illustrated many children’s books using her unique blend of  materials and hand stitching techniques. Her picture book, Pocketful of  Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes won the 2011 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the 2011 Golden Kite Award. Her popular how-to book, Felt Wee  Folk: New Adventures is in its 2nd edition, inspiring creativity in all  ages. She and her husband Rob Goldsborough recently collaborated on the  stop-motion animation, “Liberty and Justice: A Cautionary Tale in the  Land of the Free”. Salley Mavor lives and works in her home studio in  Falmouth, Massachusetts. Once Upon a Stitch will run from December 12  –  January 26.

The gallery talk will start at 4:00 pm and go until 5:30 pm, and the public reception will start at 5:30 pm and go until 7:00 pm.

Generously supported by The Arts & Humanities Student Outreach Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation. 


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