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Artist Reception: “Flow” — Sculptural Weavings by Bobbie Tilkens-Fisher
Saturday, February 12, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
During the month of February, the Camden Public Library will feature a show of vibrant weavings by midcoast fiber artist Bobbie Tilkens-Fisher. The public is invited to meet Tilkens-Fisher at her artist reception in the library’s Picker Room on Saturday, February 12, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
As a child, I thought I would grow up to be an artist. Instead, I ran an art gallery, an artist fellowship program, taught art history and museum studies to college students and owned a vintage design company. All art related, but the dream lingered . . .
After the birth of my son in the summer of 2017, I experienced a strong desire to create. I decided to purchase a child’s frame loom and taught myself how to weave. Anytime baby Milo would allow me to, I would pick up that loom and experiment.
I promised myself once I made at least ten solid weavings that I would buy myself a “real loom.” It didn’t take much time until my collection of looms and fibers grew large enough to take over a spare bedroom in our Philadelphia home, becoming my first studio. My former career as an antiques dealer had left me with a sizeable social media following that appreciated my new endeavor, and I began to get commissions for weavings.
Today, I have dedicated my career to weaving and teaching others my craft. I have studios in Philadelphia and Thomaston, Maine.
I am always delighted to discuss commissions and can re-create or re-interpret any works you see here that may no longer be available for sale. And, if you would like to learn how to weave, I am now offering private lessons and group workshops in my studio in Thomaston, Maine. I can also provide instruction via zoom.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of art from this show will benefit the Camden Public Library.