Needle felting artists Margret-Ann Miller and Megan Nedds will be exhibiting their works from Nov. 13 through Dec. 12 in the University of Findlay Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion’s Lea Gallery.
An artists’ reception will be held from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 in the Gallery, which is open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission to gallery exhibits is always free.
The artists will also be demonstrating their techniques in the gallery during the Mazza Museum’s Nov. 6 Funday Sunday, and occasionally in the gallery during the length of the exhibit.
Needle felting uses hooked needles to interlock wool fibers for a more dense material that is often used for sculpting life-like animals and other figures.
Miller is an established artist from Toledo who creates sculptures. She turned heads recently with Smaug the Dragon, featured at ArtPrize, an international art competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan that included unorthodox works. She teaches needle felting classes at the 577 Foundation in Perrysburg, Ohio and founded The Fiber of Our Being felting guild in 2014. More about Miller and the guild can be found at www.therovingartist.com
Nedds, a Marion, Ohio native, graduated in April from the University of Findlay with a Bachelor of Arts in children’s book illustration and graphic design. She designs lifelike animals for private commission. She also sells her creations, along with fiber and needle felting supplies, on Etsy at www.etsy.com/shop/TheWoolenWagon. More about Nedds can also be found at her Living Felt blog at www.livingfelt.wordpress.com/tag/megan-nedds/
A UF story about Nedds can be accessed by clicking here.