TOPSHAM – “Hidden Histories,” an exhibit of work by Sallie Findlay, Karen Munson and Debra Spaulding, is on display at Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main St. in Topsham.

A reception and artists’ talk will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. July 28.

The exhibit features abstract, naturally dyed and stitched figures and textile works.

Sallie Findlay lives in Deer Isle and uses simple cotton sacks used by sea-scallop fishermen for storing meat after shucking.

She uses natural dyes and kakishibu, a Japanese dye technique involving fermented persimmons. Then she creates figures by forming shapes, crumpling newspaper, molding forms and wrapping and stitching until a figure emerges.

Karen Munson of Brunswick is an artist and minister with the United Methodist Church of Brunswick. She combines a life of expressions in both art and faith. She experiments with dye immersion and subtraction to produce a palette of silk and cotton fabric scraps.

Debra Spaulding of Bowdoinham has two quilts on view that depict “the intricate patterns and colors of organic matter and the natural patterns created by growth and surface degradation.”

The exhibit runs through Aug. 31.

Gallery hours are 10 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, call 721-0678 or go to


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