SUDBURY, ON – December 12, 2012– Artists on Elgin will be hosting a group exhibit featuring a collection of new fibre art entitled The Fabric of Artists on Elgin which will run throughout the month of January. The eclectic mix of fibre artists featured in this exhibit includes Gwen Cerutti, Lynn Hill, Fran Holland, Lynn Latreille, Pat Mertl, Mary Lynn Polano, and Anna Rancourt. The opening reception will be on Saturday, January 12, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

"I grew up watching the generations of women in my family create various arts and crafts so it's not surprising that I first learned to sew as a young child," says Mary Lynn Polano.

Mary Lynn is one of several artists being featured in The Fabric of Artists on Elgin group exhibit. She enjoys crafting in various mediums; however her most recent interest has been fashioning bears, bunnies, and other characters from previously-loved fur coats. These little beings all have moveable limbs and heads as well as their own unique personalities.

"Developing each character's unique personality brings me great enjoyment and fulfillment and provides me with a whimsical retreat from our hectic world," continues Mary Lynn.

Each artist featured in this exhibit has a distinctive point of view when it comes to their art and all bring something unique to Artists on Elgin. The Fabric of Artists on Elgin is a celebration of the gallery's talented fibre artists and is a wonderful way to start off a new year.

Artists on Elgin is located at 168 Elgin Street, and is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Artists on Elgin is a project of its parent organization, The Northern Artist Gallery, where artists can exhibit, promote and sell their work in an attractive and professional gallery space. Artists on Elgin aims to build mutually beneficial partnerships between the artists and the community by addressing the business and marketing needs of the local art industry. Artists on Elgin is the ideal place to find that perfect gift for any occasion. Visit us online at www.artistsonelgin.ca, or visit our Facebook Page.

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