Harmonizing Four, a new series of fiber constructions by Suffield artist and resident Lynne Centore, will be on display at the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden (55 South Main Street, Suffield), from May 6 through October 3.
Centore describes Harmonizing Four as “an elaboration of the themes and processes” explored in Bits and Pieces, her November 2022 exhibit at Suffield’s Kent Memorial Library. As with that exhibit, the textiles assembled in Harmonizing Four are created of found fabric that is hand-painted, sewn together manually or machine stitched, and layered with additional materials. The resulting works evoke the artist’s emotional response to landscape, memory, and observations of contemporary life.
Centore received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s in Arts Education from Central Connecticut State University. She taught art at the high school level for 30 years and established an award-winning portfolio program at Southwick Tolland Regional High School.
“It is my hope that the ‘quartet’ of works featured here find harmony with the previous series, with the beautiful setting of the Phelps-Hatheway property, and with the receptive eyes of viewers who encounter them over the next few seasons,” she writes.
A “meet-and-greet” reception open to the public will be held on Saturday, May 6, from 1 to 3 p.m.
The exhibit will be on display through October 31, with special thanks to the staff and board of directors of the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden.