Lone Star College-Montgomery's art department presents the work of multi-media fiber artist Mary Hettmansperger with an exhibition entitled, “Undisciplined Threads,” on display Monday, November 7, through Friday, December 2, 2011 in the college’s Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery, located in the Performing Arts Center (Building D).
The entire community is invited to the opening reception on Tuesday, November 8, at 2 p.m., in the same location. The reception is free and refreshments will be served.
Hettmansperger is a fiber and jewelry artist who teaches internationally in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Singapore. Across the U.S., Mary instructs at Arrowmont, Penland, and the Bead and Button conference, as well as at national and regional fiber conferences, various art and craft schools, and private guilds.
Additionally, Hettmansperger has authored and illustrated four books: Fabulous Woven Jewelry Wrap, Stitch, Fold & Rivet Mixed Metal Jewelry Workshop and Heat, Color, Set & Fire: Surface Effects for Metal Jewelry all of which were published by Lark/Sterling. She is currently working on more books with titles to be announced soon.
Other books showcasing Hettmansperger’s work include Jewelry Design Challenge ~ 500 Baskets ~ Fiberarts Design Book 7 ~ The Gourd Book ~ Creative Scarecrows ~ Pushing the Envelope ~ Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects ~ Teapots: Makers & Collectors ~ Beading with Crystals and Creative Beading Vol. 2. She’s also had her work published in many magazines.
Hettmansperger’s work has been showcased at numerous galleries, as well as at Sculptures Objects Functional Art (SOFA) through the Katie Gingrass Gallery. She also does segments for Beads Baubles and Jewels and Quilting Art on PBS.
The Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery is a teaching gallery at LSC-Montgomery, and the presentations and artwork provided are free to the community. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more information about the arts at LSC-Montgomery, visit www.LoneStar.edu/arts-montgomery; or call Denise Meyers, program coordinator for theatre/fine arts at LSC-Montgomery, at 936.273.7021.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, Conroe, Texas one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.