TOPSHAM — Current and Coming: Elizabeth Busch Art Quilts is on view at Maine Fiberarts from Sunday, June 15 through Wednesday, Aug. 15. A Meet the Artist Reception will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 22, and the public is invited to attend free of charge. Also on view are handmade paper books and journals by the papermaker Richard Lee (1933-2008). Elizabeth will be on hand to discuss her process in making these quilts

Busch has worked as a designer for architectural firms for 18 years, started the Percent for Art Program for the Maine Arts Commission, worked for a period of time at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and has been an artist her entire life. She has also been involved in art and craft in Maine for many years, and now shows her work and teaches all over the country.

About her work, Busch writes, “Having been an artist all my life and an ‘art quilter’ since 1983, I’ve come to realize that my art work is all about process. Whether I am airbrushing, spreading Textile Paint on canvas taped to my table top, hand quilting or weaving painted acetate strips through plastic netting for one of my large kinetic sculptures, I am responding to that voice within that tells me today it’s time to make art.”

Artist Richard Lee was well-known throughout Maine for making handmade paper with kozo fiber in schools, museums and his studio. This exhibit offers a chance to see many of his works together.

To learn more, visit; check the group’s Facebook page; email: [email protected]; or call 207-721-0678.

Handmade paper books and journals by Richard Lee.  (Christine Macchi photo)

Art Quilt by Elizabeth Busch entitled “Boardwalk.”  (Christine Macchi photo)

Art Quilt by Elizabeth Busch, “Old Stories.”  (Christine Macchi photo)

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