Conversation with Artist Patricia Brown
Come out and join us for an evening of art and conversation with Patricia at her From Rags to Stitches show! We’ll be gathering at 6 PM for an artist reception, and then at 7 PM we’ll have a conversation with Patricia about her work and her creative process. We hope to see you there!
From Rags to Stitches by Patricia Brown
Patricia’s pieces are more than just art – they are a journey through time. Originating as t-shirts from shows and events she had been a part of nearly two decades ago, these cloths bear the silent testament of her artistic journey. As Patricia worked on her abstract paintings, these t-shirts morphed into paint rags, collecting memories and traces of each artwork they helped create.
But these aren’t just any rags. They’ve captured moments of Patricia’s artistry – smudges, wipes, smears. And as the years passed, Patricia began to see more than just functional pieces; she saw a canvas showcasing her studio processes. Tucked away in a paint bucket, they waited for their second life.
Today, they’ve been transformed yet again. With every stitch, Patricia honors the history and structure of each rag, finding beauty in what most would disregard.
Until recently, Patricia Brown was a long time Lansing resident. Brown taught art at Lansing High School for over 17 years. She is an artist member of State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca NY, where she shows regularly. More of her work can be seen at https://soagithaca.org/patricia-brown/. An article about From Rags to Stitches was published through Textile Artist, an online magazine and stitching community, is found at https://www.textileartist.org/patricia-
Patricia Brown‘s drawings, paintings, collages, stitchery and mixed media assemblages have been shown in venues such as the Spool Factory, Russell Sage College Gallery, Foreman Gallery, Yeager Museum, Impact Gallery, Center Way Gallery, WomanMade Gallery and the Cooperstown Art Association. Her artwork has been printed and reviewed in a variety of artistic, journalistic and academic publications such as TextileArtist.com, Somerset Studio, Syracuse Cultural Workers, Mother Tongue Ink, NYSATA News, and Museo Dei Tarocci. Her “In Motion” drawings were published in Traveling through Glass, with poet Lisa Harris through Cayuga Lake Books in 2017.