Saturday, January 18 is the first day of It’s Knot Art, the newest temporary exhibit at the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, New York. It’s Knot Art features works of abstract fiber art by Maine-born and Syracuse-based artist Ellen Agnew. It is on display in the first-floor Link Gallery of the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, every day through April 15.
Ellen Agnew grew up in Kennebunkport, Maine, where she collected shells and stones on the seashore. After moving to central New York, she returned to Maine frequently and began collecting rope knots she found washed up onshore. She uses these bits of found materials to create this unique fiber art. We’re very excited to showcase a selection of Agnew’s works, and to host a reception for her exhibit and our new Weighlock Gallery exhibit at 5 p.m. Friday, February 7.
Stop in any time from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to view this original exhibit, and to enjoy the Museum’s permanent exhibits and the 1850 National Register Weighlock Building. Admission to the exhibit, the reception, and the Museum is free with a suggested $5 donation. Free parking is available in Museum-designated spots in the lot across the street under routes 81 and 690.
The Erie Canal Museum is partially funded by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.