“Shobu”/Iris – detail (my entry)

Meredith Hues Iris Art Alumnae Exhibition
Weems Gallery, Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center
Mon. Jan. 29 – March 11, 2018
Gallery Hours:
Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat and Sun, 2–5 p.m.
*Closed on College holidays

Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 27, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

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March 17 – May 12, 2017:
Filaments of the Imagination:
Christine Hager-Braun, Peggy Clover, Susan Fennell, Janine LeBlanc, Ann Roth, Georgia Springer, Kathy Steinsberger and Jackie Weatherly

Yukata detail

Yukata detail

Semans Gallery at the Durham Arts Council
Durham, NC
Opening Reception: March 17, 2017 6-8 pm.


AUTUMN 2014:

Threads Textile Study Group Exhibition: Connections

Dates: Thursday, September 18 – October 26, 2014
Gallery Times:  8:00am – 5:00pm

Reception: Thurs. Sept. 18, 2014  4-6 pm

Location: Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center Weems Gallery

Recent works by the Threads Textile Study Group, a group formed 13 years ago by then-faculty member Georgia Springer. Group formed as a way for Meredith College textile studio students to continue their connection and interest in surface design, mixed media, books, beading, fabric collage, ikat and shibori dyeing techniques, weaving and installations and other techniques after graduation. Many of these techniques will be featured in this exhibition.

Contributors:  Peggy Clover, Lynda Collins, Susan Oliver Fennell, Peg Gignoux, Christine Hager-Braun, Emily Soldin Howard, Janine LeBlanc, Linda Lowe, Ann Roth, Georgia Springer, Kathy Steinsberger, Jackie Weatherly

This exhibition is a tribute to the memory of Cheryl Harrison.


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SPRING 2014:


Gregg Museum of Art & Design

Host / Facilitator: Susan Fennell

View Kimonos, textiles, ceramics, and 19th century woodblock images from feudal Japan’s pleasure and entertainment districts at the Gregg Museum, 1903 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh. To visit the museum during other times of the week, call 919-513-7244 or 919-515-3503 or email
Zen priest Asai Ryōi, in his 1661 book, Ukiyo-monogatari (浮世物語, Tales of the Floating World), described a sensation of “. . . living only for the moment, savoring the moon, the snow, the cherry blossoms and the maple leaves, singing songs, diverting oneself in just letting oneself drift, buoyant and carefree, like a gourd floating along in a river current . . . .” REMNANTS OF THE FLOATING WORLD draws upon the treasures of the Gregg’s permanent collection to explore a world of courtesans in elegant kimonos, warrior-heroes on military ventures, sinister ghosts and witches, theatrical performances and scenes of leisure.

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  • Page-Walker Arts & History Center – Cary, NC

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articles_96“Tradition on Tradition” is a textile workshop with artist Susan Oliver Fennell, hosted by Pullen Arts Center. Referencing imagery from the REMNANTS OF THE FLOATING WORLD exhibition, participants will create patterning on cloth with a traditional form of Japanese textile craft, shiborizome, using stitch resist and indigo dyeing. Call 919-996-6126 or email to sign up.


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WINTER 2014:

At the North Carolina Museum of Art:

Book Club Discussion:

Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans

Friday, January 31 | 6:30 p.m.
Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans, Jenny Balfour-Paul

A history of one of the world’s oldest dyes. Indigo was used in trade and in indigenous medicines and religious practices. Indigo artist Susan Oliver Fennell joins the group to lead a special hands-on experience for book club members. Please dress appropriately; workshop may be messy.

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2 Responses to “Events”

  1. Lisa McCarty Says:

    Your NC Japan Center Exhibition is wonderful. The whole house seems alive with it. Do you teach adult workshops?

    • Susan Says:

      Thank you so much! I do teach workshops and am anticipating teaching a few this summer and at least one in the area this summer at Artspace. I don’t have a date for it yet, but will certainly post it when I have more details. Thank you for asking.

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