October 18, 2019
 
 3rd Friday with the Artist Featuring Margaret Hilpertt
Date: 10/18/2019
Time: 6:00:00 PM
Description:

 

Margaret Rand Hilpert is an award-winning artist who lives and works at Cedar Cross retreat center in Franklin County. She is an active member of the Franklin County Arts Council having served on its board of directors and is a retired docent for the NC Museum of Art.
 Her current artwork focuses mainly on felt making and pastels, though she admits to oil painting, collages and a few attempts at watercolor. Anything that involves color and using her hands will get her attention, especially the beauty and intricacies of nature. Her felted works are made from dyed wool fleece which is often embellished embroidery and beading incorporating the ancient traditions of nomadic herdsmen in Russia and Tibet with contemporary themes. She recently returned to pastels remembering the work she did as a child and finding it an immediate way to interpret scenes using photographs from travels across the country and abroad.

As a retreat leader, she guides art processes with adults to enable the discovery of insights for the spiritual journey as well as to recover a sense of joy. “Art for me as a way to play, struggle, problem solve, pray, piddle about, celebrate…. a way of expressing my gratitude for all that blesses and challenges in my life."

Margaret holds the BA and BFA from Meredith College and has trained at the John Campbell Folk Art School, ArtSpace, the Arrowmount School of Arts and Crafts and the Southeast Animal Fiber Fair in Asheville, NC.

For those wanting to learn Felting, Margaret is teaching a Felting Class on November 2nd. Contact Franklin County Arts Council for more information and to register. Class size limited
 
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