LEWISTON – Kathy Angel Lee is among the 16 artists showing works in the “Fabricating Art” exhibit up at L/A Arts’ Gallery 5 through July 25. Lee is an accomplished fabric artist whose interests are landscapes, flowers and working in mixed media with textiles, threads, paints and embellishments. She is currently developing a body of work inspired by watercolor paintings she has done.
Lee looks to nature for inspiration, photographing flowers in her garden or beautiful landscapes around her home or in her travels. Her work is more representational than abstract, although she is beginning to experiment with some abstract expression.
Lee’s passion and avocation have been sewing since she was 12 years old. In the late 1980s, she was introduced to quilting through an appliqué class. From that simple beginning, her work has evolved from a traditional form to a more artistic format. She is primarily self-taught, but has taken classes from many internationally known textile artists. In addition, she takes painting and drawing classes with local artists.
Since her retirement from education in 2002, Lee enjoys experimenting with a wide range of fabrics and techniques in both traditional and nontraditional ways. Her work extends to wearable art, fabric manipulation and creating her own painted and dyed fabric.
In 1999, her wall hanging, “Manatee Mama and Baby,” was selected for a display on endangered species exhibited at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Mass. Her wearable art and art quilts have been juried into national shows.
Gallery hours for the exhibit are 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and by appointment by calling Tammie Grieshaber at 576 -4805.


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