See the fabric of local life in the Finger Lakes

The Arts Center of Yates County announces the opening of its new exhibit “Stay in the Loop” May 3. The exhibit features three exceptional fiber and fabric artists; Jean Hubsch, Nancy LeVant, Raphaela McCormack, who all have unique ways of expressing their world through the textures and forms of fiber arts.

Jean Hubsch began hand embroidery about 30 years ago when she moved to the Finger Lakes area from Rochester. Jean’s special loves are surface embroidery, stumpwork, and Brazilian (dimensional) embroidery. She is a member of the Corning Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America, and teaches Brazilian Embroidery in the region. Jean lives with her husband on Lamoka Lake, and is active in her community as a Board Member of the Schuyler County Historical Society and Mustard Seed Ministries.

Originally from Chicago, Nancy LeVant moved to Rochester in 1978 where she learned the art of quilting. Nancy has taught quilting in Gothenberg, Sweden, at Brighton Recreation, and at her local Rochester quilt club, the Genesee Valley Quilt Club. She has won many ribbons for her work, and has displayed her quilts in shows throughout Western New York, including the prestigious juried exhibition, Quilts=Art=Quilts, held annually at the Schweinfurth Museum of Art in Auburn.

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