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Beyond Rugs!

September 24, 2011 – February 26, 2012

Exhibition Dates

September 24, 2011 – February 26, 2012

Exhibitions are free with admission.


Beyond Rugs!, which follows last year’s successful Rug Hooking in Maine and Beyond, explores the way the traditional art of hooking is evolving. No longer destined for the floor, hooked rugs today may be wall hangings, sculpture, or components of mixed media. These pieces announce social change and global issues, explore dreams, sexuality, personal crises, and reinterpret both abstract and realism in art. Through the imaginative use of unconventional materials, such as recycled plastics and newspapers, plant fibers, and brilliantly dyed threads, the artists have taken the art of rug hooking to a new and exciting place.

Primary Media Sponsor

The primary media sponsor of Beyond Rugs! is Maine Home + Design


The exhibition Beyond Rugs! is made possible by a grant from The Coby Foundation, Ltd.