Featured Artist of the Month
Guest Artist John Crater
Arts Alive! reception for the artists is Mar. 1, 6Pm- 9PM
Music by Lisa Baney
Beverage Service Benefits the Redwood Coast Music Festival
Uncommon Threads by April Sproule
The intricate textile work of April Sproule is featured during the month of March at Sewell Gallery Fine Art in Eureka. The exhibit, titled Uncommon Threads, premieres at Arts Alive! Saturday March 1st from 6 to 9 pm. and all are welcome to the reception to meet Ms. Sproule.
Sproule has been working with fabrics and materials since her youth and was first taught by her grandmothers the various methods of textile work including quilting, knitting and embroidery. She went on to attend the San Francisco School of Fashion Design where she continued to develop her skills. Afterwards, Sproule spent time working in the apparel and accessories industry, with particular emphasis in design and product management. However, she has always considered herself a full time artist and opened Sproule Studios in 2001. Her studio is geared to promoting the textile arts where she is excited to share her enthusiasm for textiles and knowledge with others.
April states, “I love helping others discover their unique creative path. Everyone has a gift, but sometimes it can be difficult to define. Sometimes it takes a little push from another person to encourage someone that it really is alright to pursue whatever it is that makes them feel alive and brings them joy.” At Sproule Studios, she hosts design workshops for the community and creates her own innovative designs.
April Sproule is well known for innovative techniques and rich textures. She hand dyes her own materials and has been applauded for the dynamic color in her work. She finds great inspiration in her natural surroundings and finds endless themes and subjects for her art from living near scenic environments like the Redwood forests and rocky coastlines. Her award winning work has been featured in numerous national and international juried exhibitions over the years.
Experience April Sproule’s vibrant textile art February 26 – March 29th at Sewell Gallery Fine Art.