The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery will present Common Threads: Weavers of Western and Central Pennsylvania. The exhibition features the work of 14 local weavers, as well as the history surrounding their lives and the lives of the people who purchased their work. More than 20 different coverlets will be shown, and the exhibit will continue through June 7.
“We chose to feature local weavers as a celebration of the planned opening this spring of a new education center at Hanna’s Town by our community partner, The Westmoreland County Historical Society,” commented Lauren Churilla, curator of the Coverlet Gallery. “The historical society has been a valuable asset to our community. We have worked very closely with them in the past and will continue to work closely in the future. All of our institutions contribute to and interpret the past and present of Westmoreland County, and we wanted to showcase local weavers as a tribute to the new building and to the continued work our community does in preserving the past and creating a better present and future.”