Are you a fan of Ann Spiess Mill's needlepoint? I am. Ann was an artist and needlepointer working in New Mexico to create unique canvases into the early 1990s. Her cross stitch charts with her signature faces are almost always available on eBay, but her needlepoint canvases are all originals. Ann did not create multiples of each canvas. Each piece was done only once, although you will see themes and Ann's unique symbolism over and over again.
|Seven Children in Pueblo|
|Ann's Family and Friends With Her Work|
The colorful creative embroidery of New Mexico folk artist Ann Spiess Mills will be featured with a month long exhibition in Las Vegas, New Mexico, accompanied by an opening day of multimedia programs. Open free to the general public, the Ann Spiess Mills programs will explore her fascinating life and work as well as historical tales of family history in New Mexico. She was completely self taught and joyfully celebrated her freedom from rules. A highly collected artist, she became a very popular teacher as well. Independent researchers, Sharon Stephan, from Hollis, New Hampshire and Linda Anderle of Las Vegas, New Mexico will facilitate this program.
|Madonna and Child|
EXHIBITION - AUGUST 2 - 30, 2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Ann Spiess Mills, New Mexico Folk Artist
Sunday, August 3, 2014
1:30 pm - The Spiess Family History And their Contributions to New Mexico
2:30 pm - Fibers, Fantasy & Folk Art - Ann Spiess Mills
3:30 pm - Hands-On Workshop in the Manner of Ann Spiess Mills
Las Vegas, New Mexico
Exhibition, Programs and Workshop - Citizen’s Committee for Historic Preservation
116 Bridge Street
Self-Guided Tour - CCHP 9 Historical Districts Walking/Driving Guide
including Spiess Homes and Grave Sites
|Monk in the Kitchen|
Hope you all get to see the exhibit in August. Mark your calendars and make your travel plans NOW.
Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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