(Photo above:”Theraful” by Donna Rice | Courtesy of Donna Rice)
During the holidays, two local artists will exhibit their work at the Sunriver Area Library. Donna Rice creates amazing fabric wall art, while Greg Cotton works in wood to produce beautiful, yet practical pieces. Visit the library during this three-month show through January 28 and consider purchasing a unique gift for someone on your holiday list. The library is open Tuesday through Saturday.
Greg Cotton, Woodworking
Greg is a retired math teacher and track/cross country coach. As a geometry teacher for many years, he is intrigued by angles and the many different designs created when joining them together. A long time fan of M. C. Escher and his three-dimensional drawings, Greg often taught his students how to draw Escher’s interlocking figures or tessellations.
Greg loves the problem solving and logistics necessary to create a project in wood.
He will spend many days visualizing and planning out the building process of the project before making the first cut. Greg and his wife, Nancy, live in Sunriver and enjoy many outdoor activities including golfing, RVing, and fly fishing. You may have seen his artwork displayed at the Artists’ Gallery Sunriver, the Sunriver Art Faire or the Traditions Holiday Marketplace in Sunriver.
Donna Rice, Fabric Art
As a child Donna Rice was inspired by her grandmother’s and her mother’s talent for knitting, sewing and hand/machine work. To this day, Donna keeps returning to fiber as a touchstone. Donna’s artistic journey has taken her from sewing bed quilts to creating enjoyable, meaningful and interesting fiber art. The creative process is what Donna enjoys the most and her work has been recognized by awards at local and regional competitions.