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mon31dec(dec 31)9:00 amfri25jan(jan 25)6:00 pmExhibit: Curly Clark: Trilogy: Freedom - Peace - Wisdom(december 31) 9:00 am - (january 25) 6:00 pm


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Exhibit December 31-January 25, 2019 in the library’s second floor Bridge and Hall galleries

Champagne Reception  Sunday, January 6, from 2-4 p.m.

Artist Talk Tuesday, January 22, at 6 p.m.

This exhibit by Georgetown fiber artist Curly Clark is in three parts, as the title “Trilogy: Freedom Peace Wisdom” indicates. It is a visual and narrative journey through a body of textile art and prose.

Of the first part of the exhibit, “Wings: A Memoir,” the artist writes, “We all have wings and the inherent ability to be released from the limits we impose on ourselves.” The author Sue Monk Kidd (“The Invention of Wings” and “The Secret Life of Bees”) has said, “Curly’s artistic work, ‘Wings: A Memoir,’ takes the viewer into the intimate and archetypal passages of her own life, portraying provocative narrative-images that reveal the joys, sufferings, challenges and sacredness of six decades of vivid living.” Wings will be on display on the library Bridge.

The second part of the exhibit is called “I Dream of Irene,” which will be on display in the Hall. Curly Clark’s Irene Project is an ongoing series inspired by an iconic image of Irene, who is for the artist the embodiment of peace. Through this work she conveys the feminine as peacemaker in family, community, and the world.

“Minerva Flies at Dusk” is Curly Clark’s most recent work and the third part of this exhibit. The artist says that this piece depicts “Minerva as wisdom, hope and courage to thrive within the questions.” This exhibit marks the first time “Minerva Flies at Dusk” will be on view to the public.

Curly Clark will be recognized at a champagne reception on Sunday, Jan. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to meet the artist, see the exhibit, and enjoy conversation with other attendees.

On Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. in the library’s second floor Friends Room, Curly Clark will give an artist talk about her work. This event too will be free and open to the public. Author Terry Helwig is the creator of “The Thread Project” and author of “Moonlight on Linoleum: A Daughter’s Memoir.” She said, “Artist Curly Clark masterfully combines textiles and text to create ‘Wings: A Memoir.’ Every cloth feather in this magnificent wingspan illumines a personal turning point or passage, universal to women everywhere. Curly’s powerful piece illustrates how the very fabric of a woman’s life can be fashioned into wings.”

The library invites the public to experience this exhibit and the theme of the feminine as explored by artist Curly Clark. For more information about the exhibit, visit or call 512-930-3551. For more information about the artist, please visit


December 31 (Monday) 9:00 am - January 25 (Friday) 6:00 pm


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