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November 15, 2005 > Embroidery and doll exhibit opens Nov. 17

Embroidery and doll exhibit opens Nov. 17

by Carolyn Street

The Hayward Arts Council invites the public to a free reception at Hayward City Hall on Friday, November 18th from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Come meet the artists featured in a joint exhibit of the Bay Area Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc. (EGA) and the Flying Phoebes Cloth Doll Club.

The exhibit, held at Hayward City Hall's John O'Lague Galleria, runs from November 17th through January 10th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The EGA will exhibit many forms of needlework, and the Flying Phoebes will display cloth dolls and fabric sculptures.

"It will be an excellent show for the holidays," said Hayward Arts Council President Clarice Roberts, adding, "We're delighted to have them."

The Bay Area Chapter of the EGA began in Oakland in1974. The EGA was established in New York in 1958 as a branch of the Embroiderers' Guild of London (established 1906) to foster the art of needlework and associated arts. The organization seeks to promote the exchange of ideas among those who are engaged in needlework throughout the world by encouraging a high standard of design and technique in embroidery.

The Flying Phoebes organized in Hayward in 1987. This group of cloth doll artists joined together to form the non-profit organization to promote cloth doll making as well as its appreciation and collection.

Both EGA and the Flying Phoebes have members in Oakland, Hayward, San Leandro, Castro Valley, Alameda, Berkeley, Union City and other locations around the Bay Area.

For more information on the reception and the exhibit, please call (510) 887-4250.

Bay Area Chapter EGA/Flying Phoebes Cloth Doll Club exhibit (opening reception)

Friday, November 18 (the exhibit runs Nov. 17 - Jan. 10, open M-F from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Hayward City Hall's John O'Lague Galleria
777 B Street, Hayward
(510) 887-4250

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