String artwork collection featured at UUCOB

Published 10:11 am Saturday, October 5, 2019

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks will be showing a collection of Janet Stapelman’s string artwork at the Meetinghouse in Kitty Hawk for the months of October and November.

Stapelman has a degree in fine arts and for many years had a job designing and building sets on Broadway in New York City. She loved her career, but was forced to make a change due to development of rheumatoid arthritis in her fingers.

A chance experiment in gluing leftover snippets from her needlepoint projects onto canvas board lead to a new artform, which was well received by others. Today, Stapelman is very happy doing this meticulous work while listening to music or stories. Her work has been described as “. . . swirls, spirals and colors . . . all coming together in endlessly complex creations, as if watching the universe come alive in eye-popping 3D.”

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The public is welcome to attend the opening reception on October 6 at 11:45 a.m. Stapelman will share her story and talk about her work and answer any questions people may have. Refreshments will be served. The Meetinghouse is located at the corner of Kitty Hawk Rd. and Herbert Perry Rd.



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