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Les Femmes present annual art show at Hassayampa Inn

Local artist group Le Femmes des Montage presents its annual art show 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Marina Room in the Hassayampa Inn, 122 E. Gurley St.

Le Femmes des Montage started five years ago between a group of women sharing objectives to sell their art, said Maria Lynam, a multi-media artist, and new member this year along with Barb Wills, Mary Lou Asaro, and Barbara Albeck.

"They became friends through their art, and that's kind of their main thing," Lynam said.

"It's all really high quality work, whether its fiber or wall art."

Lynam is known for including goldleaf in her collages and printmaking, and her abstract compositions based on organic elements.

Asaro, a contemporary printmaker, reproduces images from her photography of people and places of the Southwest by intaglio-type over monoprints - a method involving incising an image onto a plate then transferring onto paper.

Wills, a printmaker and fiber artist, works on silk, developing some of her fabric using a Japanese dying technique called Shibori.

She will present a line of scarves and pillows.

Albeck works in oils and acrylics, and creates fiber works often from her own spun yarn.

Ellen Greenblum dyes wearable garments, primarily featuring lively scarves and tees.

Lisa Kaiser works in watercolors, colored pencils, oil paints and block prints, and works in fibers.

Taryn Kennedy describes her weavings as a dance between color and texture, while hand felted tapestry artist Sharon McFeely uses wool fleeces, silk and other fiber to create imagery ranging from abstract, women, flowers and the world of fairies and gnomes.

Autumn Summerfield's fiber work consists of quilting, knitting, and crochet in the form of articles like whimsical dolls, color saturated quilts and free-form crochet wearables.


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