From fedoras, crowns, Stetsons, boaters, and yes, even hoodies, hats can express our
personalities – nowhere more charmingly than in this Margaret Hall exhibit of 48 hats on
display in the Kiwanis Gallery.
Following the purchase of new hat wooden hat blocks ( in the fall of 2019), local fibre artist (and felt :: feutre canada member) Margaret Hall decided to complete a year’s project of making four felted hats a month. Each month she created a resist or pattern to felt over as a basis for every hat she made that month, with 48 stunning results!
By March of 2020, as the pandemic surged, she found herself linking her theme to her garden, neighbourhood and Red Deer’s parks. Seasonal changes, with only a slight nod to the pandemic, became her motivation. The hats follow not only the seasons but the colour palette and creativity of an artist who delves far beyond a purely commonplace look at hats to the fanciful, quirky, whimsical and downright charming.
Red Deer Arts Council is pleased to present How Does Your Garden Grow?- Mixed Media by Margaret Hall which runs from January 6 to February 27, 2022, in the Kiwanis Gallery in the Red Deer Public Library.
First Friday Red Deer Opening: January 7, 2021 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Photo credits: Dean Ward Highview