Melissa Maddonni Haims: Strings + Things


April 4 - April 29, 2012

First Friday: April 6, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, April 15, 1 - 3 pm

3rd Street Gallery is proud to present Strings + Things: New works by Melissa Maddonni Haims and Carol Wisker. This exhibition is being held in conjunction with Fiber Philadelphia 2012.

Melissa + Carol, both members of the 3rd Street Gallery, a co-operative artists space in Old City, will be showing new work that has not been previously exhibited in it's entirely.  Melissa will be showing a new series called "purge" which consists of vintage fabric pieces with embroidered phrases that incorporate her signature knit and crochet soft sculpture. Carol Wisker's abstract sculptures and paintings explore the use of line in the fluidity of paint and in the combination of fiber with a variety of diverse materials, including silk cocoons, hand-cast paper, wood, bamboo and metal.

Strings + Things is a part of Fiber Philadelphia 2012, which opened on March 2nd, and includes over 40 venues around the region.