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Archabbey Gallery to exhibit Laura Foster Nicholson tapestries

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Textile artist will have works on display through May 31

ST. MEINRAD – Tapestries by Laura Foster Nicholson will be exhibited in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery, St. Meinrad from April 21 through May 31.

Foster Nicholson is an award-winning textile artist nationally known for hand-woven, brocaded tapestries.

Educated at Kansas City Art Institute and Cranbrook Academy of Art, she currently resides in New Harmony. She has a studio there and owns LFN Textiles, which designs jacquard ribbon, custom upholstery and drapery fabrics.

The exhibit, titled “Being Here,” is a series of tapestries produced between late 2010 and early 2012, at a time of personal transformation from deep sadness to acceptance.

Images of bees, a metaphor for the soul, surround figures in the yoga pose of rest and release. The figures move from a state of unsettled pain to the gift of acceptance. Foster Nicholson’s tapestries are found in many corporate and private collections, including the Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, the Denver Art Museum and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum.

For library hours, call (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311, or visit the Archabbey Library’s website: www. saintmeinrad.edu/library/hours/. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Those wishing to view the exhibit should arrive 30 minutes prior to closing.