LOOM Coworking includes a substantial exhibit space for local artisans called GALLERY@LOOM. The gallery is free and open Mon-Fri 8am-4pm and during special community events. Contact us for a personal tour or get a preview via our virtual tour!
Sept – Dec 2017 Exhibit:
The extensive Baxter Mill Archive’s™ library dates to the mid-1800s and includes treasures such as antique books, hand-painted artwork and original fabric swatches acquired from several of the great textile companies and design studios of the world including the renowned M. Lowenstein & Sons and the historic Springs collections.
In the spring of 2017, Baxter Mill Archive announced the acquisition of the internationally known Ilene Danchig Studio, Documentary Textiles Archive which features more than 100,000 unique pieces which merged with existing Archive, a collection of more than 400,000 fabric swatches, antique documents and books and hand-painted artwork owned by Springs Creative Products Group, LLC. Baxter Mill Archive is now one of richest and most diverse textile archives in the world.
Ilene Danchig traveled all over the globe finding her textile treasures and now the Gallery at LOOM is proud to exhibit a collection of pieces including an Ikat Robe from Uzbekistan, a Tunic from Guatemala, Mudcloths from Africa, Embroidery from Japan, Molas from the San Blas Islands of Panama along with additional graphic interpretations of these and other historic fabrics.
June – Aug 2017 Exhibit:
Our last exhibit celebrated the works of award winning international artist & muralist, Monique Luck. Currently her artwork can also be found at the Harvey B. Gantt Center Museum in Charlotte, NC.
Also on display are works in the coworking lounge by Jessica Calloway and Melanie Schroepfer. Next door at the Studios@LOOM, our new expanded facility, you can view the multi-media works of local artist, Roxi Tolbert.
March – May 2017 Exhibit:
Juried works of 2007-2016 Winthrop University CVPA graduates
Dec 2016 – Feb 2017 Exhibit:
GALLERY@LOOM is proud to launch our new location with a breathtaking exhibit of new abstract acrylic paintings from internationally shown artist, Marge Loudon Moody.
Closing Reception and Artist’s Talk to be help March 8th! See invitation
Since graduating from Art College in Scotland in 1972, Marge Loudon Moody has continued to develop her work in painting, drawing, collage and mixed-media. She describes her work broadly as being landscape-based. Her work varies in size from very small drawings and paintings to large works.
Marge has been a Professor of Fine Arts at Winthrop University since 1988, and completed a residency at McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC, and at OBRAS – Portugal in 2015. She has exhibited her work in Great Britain, Washington D.C., New York, winning a one-person juried show there in 2015 (FRONT Art Space in Tribeca), and in various galleries in the southeastern US. Her work is part of many private and corporate collections including the South Carolina State Art Collection, the Medical University of SC Collection, Williams and Fudge and the Winthrop University Collection.
Sept – Dec 2016 Exhibit
Our Fall 2016 exhibit was a juried K-12 York County Public School Art Teachers Exhibit shown as a thank you for all the work that they do.
As part of this exhibit, we compiled a video from local high school and college students describing why they love and have been effected by their art teachers.
(Piece by Brian Bojanowski)
LOOM is excited to bring you ways, both physically and digitally, to experience the works of our great local and student artists. Visit here frequently for calls for entries for our rotating exhibits within our space and on our site.
Our first three exhibits (June/July 2016) were meant to highlight community and student artists. Exhibitions included:
- Abstract work from Isabel Brown, FMHS Senior, and Jessica Calloway, FMHS Art Teacher, as well as other student works.
- Juried work from the Winthrop Union of Student Artists.
- “Textures of Fort Mill” images from local professional and amateur photographers.