Cahoon Museum of American Art in The Little Gallery
“Works by Cape Cod Artist Barbara Sparre”
COTUIT – The Cahoon Museum of American Art is honored to be hosting an incredible exhibition of works by Cape Cod Artist Barbara Sparre in the Little Gallery. The Little Gallery is devoted to contemporary artists and the works are for sale.
The following activity is in conjunction with the exhibition:
Friday, February 8, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Opening Reception
Barbara Sparre attended the Art Institute of Boston and spent several years in advertising and paper design. Her interest turned to needlework in the 1970s. After her work was featured in several national women’s magazines, she was given the opportunity to design work for a major needlework company.
After she moved to Cape Cod, she taught classes in weaving, quilting, needlepoint, and embellished clothing from her studios in Cotuit. She later became the first sweater designer for the Susan Bristol sportswear company. She also became interested in a technique called stumpwork, a dimensional style of embroidery that she used in unique pieces, some in collaboration with Ralph Cahoon and Bernie Woodman.
Barbara continues to create unusual pieces of art, often using shells to adorn tables, mirrors, or boxes and designing collages and assemblages from recycled found treasures.
The Cahoon Museum of American Art is located at 4676 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $8 general admission, $7 for seniors (60 and over), $6 students, and free for children under 12. More information may be obtained by calling (508) 428-7581 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the Cahoon Museum of American Art is to embrace the full vitality of American art from the early 19th Century to the present. As a particular emphasis, it celebrates the creative spirit of Ralph and Martha Cahoon through the preservation of both their art and house, in which they lived and had their studio. Through exhibitions and educational programs, for children and adults, it seeks to promote the appreciation and study of American Art with special reference to the art of Cape Cod and the Northeast.