The Meyer Gallery in Salt Lake City will be featuring the tapestry designs of Donald and Era Farnsworth tonight, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tapestry making is a rare art form that few people now participate in. Donald and Era are some of the last talented artists making them anymore.
When you go to see the tapestries, take a few minutes to look at each one. As you begin to really take in the tapestry, the obvious images begin to disappear and new ones form. Images exist within images in each piece and they are waiting to be discovered. You can look at the artworks for hours and find symbols you had never seen before. Some you will find are of eastern religious or Buddhist origin.
Each tapestry is carefully crafted on Jacquard looms in Belgium. They are then shipped to Oakland, CA for the artists to review before letting them into the market place.
You can go see these tapestries tonight at Park City's Meyer Gallery on 305 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060.
If you can't make tonight's art stroll, take part in another one soon. You can visit on any of the following days to see art of similar caliber displayed:
Friday, Nov 25, 6-9 p.m. Seth Winegar solo show opens
Friday, Dec 30, 6-9 p.m. Dave Newman, Jason Kowalski and Santiago Michalek
Friday, Feb 3, 6-8 p.m. 25 new paintings by Brian Kershisnik. Come meet the artist
Friday, Feb 24, 6-9 p.m. Solo show for Jeffrey R. Pugh
Friday, Mar 30, 6-9 p.m. Fatima Ronquillo and Jeff Ashcroft