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“Stitches” exhibit and workshop

By Mia Epstein

The Sonoma Community Center is hosting “Stitches: Outside the Lines,” an art exhibition that opened Aug. 5 and will run until Sept. 26. The art offers a twist on the traditional crafts of knitting and crochet. Five artists’ work will be featured: Frances Arnold, Lori Goldman, Emily Marks, Janet McBeen, and Hella Merrill.

Each artist has their own stylistic take on the fiber art form. For example, Marks uses videotape and book paper as elements of her pieces. “Stitching has long been associated with mending or sewing a garment, so to see the immense range and creativity of our featured artists in the upcoming ‘Stitches’ exhibit is inspiring,” said Eric Jackson, creative programs manager of Sonoma Community Center.

In addition to the exhibit, two of the featured artists, Lori Goldman and Emily Marks, will be hosting a one-day workshop, “Using Unusual Materials in Knitting and Crochet,” for those who would like to take a deeper dive. The community center hopes “our local community will come to enjoy these works of art in our beautiful Gallery 212 space.” To attend or for more information, visit under the “Events” tab, or call (707) 938-4626.