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Art by Christi Teasley '83

"Interior Threads," an exhibition of textile art by Christi Teasley, opens in the St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School Art Gallery on October 4 and runs through November 6 with a reception for the artist on Thursday, October 24 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. and a public workshop on Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This installation of Teasley’s recent work combines repurposed materials and newly created fiber pieces into inviting intimate spaces. The result is a show rooted in the decorative arts that dazzles the viewer with dyed, printed, stitched, and hooked objects. 

Christi Teasley is an artist-educator living and working in Monteagle, Tennessee. She discovered her love of repeated patterns and printing fabric as a high-school student at St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School and honed her study of textile dyeing, printing, surface design, and construction at the Rhode Island School of Design earning a BFA in Textiles and an MA in Art Education. She taught art and directed the SAS Art Gallery and Visiting Artist Program until 2016. Christi Teasley is on the executive team for Shakerag Workshops, a series of studio intensives for adults on the SAS campus each June. She operates Teasley Textiles, a small textile design studio specializing in cloth made with ecologically sustainable methods and materials. A creative innovator, designer, and community organizer, Christi is a member of the newly formed Broad Mountain Conglomerate Ruggers.

In conjunction with the SAS exhibit, Christi Teasley will offer a one-day public fiber workshop, Personal Patterns: Printing on Cloth, on Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. In the workshop, participants will conceive of and create their own block print and explore embellishments, if time permits. The $25 fee for the workshop includes lunch. For more information and to register, contact the SAS Gallery at sasgallery@sasweb.org.

SAS Gallery Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., and by appointment. Contact the gallery at sasgallery@sasweb.org for more information.