just a few more weeks

Once Upon a Stitch, my retrospective exhibition of original embroidered picture book art will be at the Cape Cod Museum of Art for a few more weeks, until Sunday, January 26th. So, if you’ve been thinking about going to see it, act quickly. It’s been wonderful to have a place to send people, although it is limited to those who can make it to our beautiful peninsula.

For those of you from far away, here’s a brief video tour of the gallery.

A brief tour of “Salley Mavor: Once Upon a Stitch” at Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis MA

There’s also a scavenger hunt with lots of cards made up of different close-up details to find in the framed artwork.

Images in the scavenger hunt

Last Saturday, I talked about my work to a very nice group who nestled themselves into the gallery. After being introduced by Benton Jones, the museum’s Director of Art, I shared stories about growing up in a household where making things was as routine as brushing one’s teeth.

This was different that my usual slide presentation, in that I just talked off the cuff, making it more like a Show & Tell. I brought some things to show like my first book (mixed media, of course) which I made at around age 8. People often ask when I started making the kind of art I do. I have to say that I’ve been on this path my whole life. Manipulating materials in my hands has always been more satisfying that just drawing or painting. As a child, I felt that crayons were not enough and that my pictures weren’t finished until something real was glued, stapled or sewn to it.

My first book from about age 8

Most of the audience were women who share a love of stitching and sewing. There are a lot of us out there and we tend to gravitate toward each other. It was a pleasure to meet and share my work with such kindred spirits!

SALLEY MAVOR: Once Upon a Stitch
Dec. 12, 2019 – Jan. 26, 2020

Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA
Winter hours: Thursday 10am – 7pm,
Friday – Saturday 10 – 4, Sunday 12 – 4

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6 thoughts on “just a few more weeks

  1. I wish I could have been there to hear you, see your 8 yr. old creation and see your beautiful work, but thank you for posting these wonderful photos!

  2. Dear Salley~ How thrilling to have a joyful successful show. It warms my heart with each post from set up to viewing the gallery . I told my husband that I’d love to go to the East Coast art presentation to view your work in 3-D but going to see my granddaughter won out. Thank you for sharing your art, delight and wonder with the world. In one of your posts you shared how you framed. I make needle-felted pictures and on my last picture I added some of your magic.

  3. Your art is so beautiful. You have inspired me to make these darling dolls and to teach others to make them also! The magic is contagious!!

  4. I just discovered your work & I am in awe. I absolutely love the art you create. What a great gift you have to share. Thank you!

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