“Mary Lou Alexander: A Retrospective,” features the work of Mary Lou Alexander, a fiber artist from Hubbard, Ohio.
Alexander’s first career was as a tenured professor of biological sciences at Ohio’s Kent State University. But after taking an improvisational quilt making class she could no longer deny her love of sewing, stitching and embroidery, and within two years she resigned her professorship to be a full-time fiber artist.
Like a scientist, Alexander experiments with different surface design techniques, such as screen printing, low-water immersion and stenciling. She has learned shibori-dyeing processes and has experimented with shaping silk fabrics into three dimensional pieces. Her work is colorful, new and exciting and has to be seen in person to be appreciated.
Mary Lou Alexander - Growth #12
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University
3261 West State Road
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778