The Johnson gallery will display the Canadian weavers collective “Weavers Unlimited” and their exhibition Weaving Past Into Present. In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the group explored their cultural backgrounds and connection to their country through weaving. Using a modern approach, each member wove a shawl reflecting and interpreting their own unique heritages. Visitors to the exhibit will be able to read about the connection between the weaver and the shawl, and will also learn about the process involved in their creation.

Variety is the Spice of Life: The Works of Nan Smith, on exhibit in the Trimble gallery, will highlight the career of embroiderer and needlecraft enthusiast Nan Smith. Taught to embroider stamped linens at the age of 10, Nan continued to hon her skills into adulthood by learning numerous needle and thread techniques. A resident of Fisher’s Landing, NY, Nan has often drawn inspiration from the St. Lawrence River and her home there. Her collection of samplers not only demonstrate her technical mastery of stitches, but also reflect scenes from her life on the river. Her embroidered Christmas ornaments, as well as some of her jackets and vests, will also be on display.