Artist Reception: Deborah Ann

Sunday, September 11, 1:30–3:00 p.m. in the chapel and Nathan Johnson Hall

Fabric art by Deborah Ann in pinks and greys with images of clay pots
“Clay Pots,” fabric art by Deborah Ann

All are invited to a reception for fabric artist Deborah Ann this Sunday. Her exhibit, “Snippets of My Life,” is currently on display in the chapel. Although the artist is not able to be here in person for health reasons, Deborah Ann will make a video presentation about her work and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served. All guests must be vaccinated and masks are required.

Deborah Ann became enamored with textiles in the early 1960’s when she took up weaving. She also began making macramé and crocheted pieces. By the early 1970’s, she began using fabric to make sculptures. Then came the two-dimensional work she still makes today. She explains, “It has been a long journey. As the art form became more accepted in art circles and techniques were developed, my methods and style changed. More thread, more surface design with pencils, markers, and paint. It is an endless progression that I will never outgrow.” 

These colorful, quilted hangings include a wide range of subject matter including landscapes, European architecture, portraits of real people, and animals. Many pieces use hand dyed fabrics. The artist sometimes adds surface designs with pencils, markers, or paint, as well as thread work to accent the piece. 

All pieces are for sale. To learn more, or to purchase a piece, visit the Art Committee Learning Station on the west side of Nathan Johnson Hall after the Sunday service on September 11, or attend the Artist Reception that afternoon. Information can also be found on the artist’s website: The exhibit will be on display through September 30.