'Following The Thread' Mercy Gallery Feb 20—Apr 15

"Following the Thread: Inspiration from the 52 Box Project," an exhibition of artwork by fiber artist Ellen Schiffman, is presented in the Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery from February 20 through April 15. A variety of student art work will be on display concurrently in the Barnes & Wilde Gallery, including photographs inspired by senior Louisa Gao's Norton Fellowship project.

"Following The Thread" features a composition that Ms. Schiffman created a number of years ago by filling a 9"x9"x3" shadow box every week for 52 weeks. She used the year-long project as an opportunity to explore techniques and materials in ways that stretched and redefined not only herself as an artist, but also the fiber art medium. Since completing the "52 Box Project," a number of the individual boxes have served as inspiration for further experimentation and for new bodies of work. In "Following The Thread," Ms. Schiffman presents the original 52 shadow boxes along with examples from the collection of work inspired by her year of exploration.

Connect to Ms. Schiffman's website for more information about her art and past exhibitions.

For more information, connect to the Mercy Gallery page of the Loomis Chaffee website.

Connect to an article in the Hartford Courant by Susan Dunne, art reporter, published on February 27.