OAKHURST – Fabric artist Vivian Helena Aumond-Capone will be at the Oakhurst Branch Library on Saturday, Sept. 13, offering visitors a free presentation on quilts. This event will be held in the Library’s Community Room from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Vivian’s talk will cover several periods of time as she educates participants with her knowledge, “From the Traditional to the Art Quilt.” Quilts are found on every continent and in every culture. They can be given as gifts, decorate a room, commemorate important events and, yes, even warm a bed.
Art Quilting, which is Vivian’s current interest, is using quilting techniques to create art objects. Art Quilts have more to do with the fine arts than traditional quilting. At this event, Vivian will display some of her unique touches. She enjoys adding a variety of beads, buttons and newly-found objects on her pieces. She is known for her hand dyes and paints many of her fabrics.
Vivian started her art career painting with oils in the 1970s. Over time, she progressed to watercolors and eventually photography. In the 1980s, she made a transition to traditional quilting. From there, she has journeyed to Art Quilts.
Some of Vivian’s art is featured in several books, including “Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry” and “1000 Artisan Textiles.” Vivian’s work is represented at Timberline Gallery in Oakhurst and Madera Circle Gallery. She has won numerous awards for her fiber art, and Vivian’s mixed media fiber kites were shown at the Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture in Delray Beach, Florida.
If you have any questions about this special presentation on fabulous quilts, please call the Library at (559) 683-4838 or visit www.oakhurstfobl.com