CRAFT gallery opens “Beyond Rugs: the Handwoven Rug as Art”

Morris Dorenfeld, “Tapestry 118”

CRAFT gallery in Rockland opens a new show “Beyond Rugs: the Handwoven Rug as Art” on First Friday, July 6.  Three rugmakers, Morris Dorenfeld, Patricia Burling and Connie Forneris share their bold use of color and graphic design to take the function of the handwoven rug off the floor and onto the wall to enjoy as a work of art.

Morris Dorenfeld is a masterful technician of tapestry weaving in wool, paying great attention to detail and tight weave.  He has embarked on a new series of tapestries that pulsate with energy and riotous color. He lives and works in his studio in Spruce Head, creating 2 to 3 tapestries a year.  His work is in the collections of craft connoisseurs, the U.S. embassy in Chile and shown in prestigious galleries throughout the U.S.
CRAFT Gallery is located in the courtyard at 12 Elm Street, between the Caldbeck and Landing Galleries and across from the Farnsworth Art Museum.  For more information please call 594-0167 or visit craftonelm.com.