Hanging by a Thread exhibit

gallery65-1-of-1This month, Hanging by a Thread: Needle Art of Salley Mavor will be shown at Gallery 65 on William in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The owner, Nicole St. Pierre has graciously agreed to hang five large pieces in her gallery’s changing exhibit space. The show will be there until April 1st, 2017. Gallery open hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 – 5:00.

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 9th, 5:00 to 8:00 pm, during New Bedford’s monthly AHA! Night. This month’s theme is “All Sewn Up”, a celebration of the city’s rich textile history, as well as its current day love affair with the textile medium. The streets and venues of downtown New Bedford will be alive from 5 to 9pm with performances, art exhibits, lectures, and much more.



The following works will be shown: (click on title to find out about each piece) Face Time, Whiskers, Cover UpBirds of Beebe Woods and Displaced.

If you’re in the neighborhood, you can also take in the Excellence in Fibers exhibit, which is at the New Bedford Museum of Art until March 19th.


6 thoughts on “Hanging by a Thread exhibit

  1. Nice! I had seen the post through Facebook, and was planning my route to the opening reception on Google Maps while this email arrived!

    First met you at the Wenham Museum when your “in the Heart” originals were on display in 2001. So impressed with your art that when you were scheduled to speak to the quilting club in Topsfield, I took time off from work (less than a mile away) to come see that presentation, too. (Got there early & helped you carry your stuff in!)

    Looking forward to seeing you and your recent creations in New Bedford next Thursday!


  2. Salley, Displaced is one of my favorite pieces…Every time I look at it..I cannot think how ahead of “the times” you were on this piece.. It speaks Volumes about what is going on in so many parts of the world today including..and I can’t believe I’m saying this.. here in America..a nation, made up mostly of displaced people and immigrants…I hope one day to either own it (lol..I already own a print)..or see it in person and meet you.. Dont get me wrong..I love the other light hearted pieces and fairy books..but for me Displaced hits at the heart of what art does..it attacks my heart, security and my comfort.

    • Thank you for your thoughtful words. For some time, I have been longing to make art that says something meaningful, but maintains a reverence for the beauty of the world. Displaced was a turning point for me and has led to everything I’ve made since, including political satire.

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