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Heritage Museums Exhibit Features Work of National Artists

ModernDance by Elizabeth Knowles and William Thielen.
- ModernDance by Elizabeth Knowles and William Thielen.

Heritage Museums & Gardens will kick off the month of June with the opening of its outdoor art exhibit, Natural Threads, featuring the artwork of 10 artists throughout the country. 

The Sandwich museum's art installation consists of work that uses natural and synthetic fibers that connect to the outdoor elements that exist on the scenic property. 

"Each year, Heritage features an outdoor exhibit that provides contemporary arists with a 100-acre, natural canvas to work with," said Heritage President Ellen Spear. "We are pleased to be a site for thought-provoking new work that resonates with the natural surruondings and inspires visitors to make connections between art and nature." 

Natural Threads, which was funded in part by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, opens on Saturday, June 4 and will be on display through Columbus Day. 

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Visitors are encouraged to find each installation which have been sited throughout the museum's grounds and think about what they see and feel when they experience the artwork.

Each piece has been created using a variety of materials that includes knots, cables, ropes, mirrors and yarn. The artists took those materials to express the interrelationship between man-made objects and naturally-occuring phenomena. 

The featured artists in Natural Threads are: Ashley Blalock of El Cajon, CA; Chris Sancomb of Wakefield, RI; Melissa Maddoni Haims of Philadelphia, PA; Evan Morse of Newton, MA; Christopher Frost of Somerville, MA; Elizabeth Knowles of New York, NY; William Thielen of Carbondale, IL; Jeanne Williamson of Natick, MA; Kristen Tordella-Williams of Jackson, MS; Paul Angiolillo of Watertown, MA; and Virginia Catherall of Salt Lake City, UT.

To learn more about Heritage Museums & Gardens visit www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org.