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Fall Exhibition of Tapestries

  • Dates:  October 22, 2019 - October 31, 2019
  • Next Occurrence Oct 22, 2019
  • Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Times:  9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Host:  Catholic Information Center
    Location:  Catholic Information Center
    360 Division Ave. S., Ste. 2A, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone:  (616) 459-7267
  • Category:  Religious
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Created by Fr. Frank Sabatté, CSP
October 22–31, 2019
Viewing hours: Monday-Thursday, 9am-4:30pm & 6-8pm and Friday, 9am-1pm

We are excited to host an art exhibit featuring the work of Paulist Father, Frank Sabatté. Fr. Frank uses a technique called random-stitch embroidery to create stunning tapestry portraits. His embroidery work is a merger of “random stitch” and “free motion” embroidery. Random stitch embroidery was developed by Chinese embroiderers as a divergence from the traditional methods of embroidery. Free motion embroidery is used in the garment industry for embellishing clothing. The painstaking process involves layering threads of various colors to determine value and tonal qualities. An industrial sewing machine is used to layer the threads over a carefully rendered drawing. There is no computer assistance whatsoever, the sewing machine acts as a “brush” to apply the various colored threads.

Fall Exhibition of Tapestries
  • Times:  9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • October 22, 2019 to October 31, 2019
  • Catholic Information Center
  • Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday