An exhibit of handmade quilts by local craftsperson Nancy Brisack is scheduled for the Carson Valley Arts Council’s gallery from Nov. 11 through Jan. 2.
The gallery is located on the east side of the old Copeland Lumber Company warehouse at 1572 Highway 395 in Minden, next to Coffee On Main.
The exhibit will be available to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Craft and quilting enthusiasts can meet Brisack, and preview her handcrafted pieces at a free reception in the gallery 5-7 p.m. Nov. 15. Refreshments and beverages will be provided free of charge as well.
Brisack admired the beauty and detail of handmade quilts for years and finally decided to try making them herself. She successfully finished her first quilt in 1990.
In 1998 she joined the Carson Valley Quilt Guild and has been an active member ever since.
“She proudly and selflessly gives much of her works and her time to the community,” organizers said. “An example of that would be when she donated an original 87-by-70-inch multi-colored quilt to the Carson Valley Arts Council in the spring of this year that was raffled off. The proceeds went to help us reach our capital campaign goal.”
A retired dental hygienist, Brisack, together with husband Phil, bought a home in Carson Valley in 1991 and moved here permanently in 1998.
She currently has an inventory of at least 75 quilts. There will be approximately 30 of those quilts displayed at the gallery.
Brisack’s exhibit is one in a series of exhibits presented by the Carson Valley Arts Council in its gallery.
For more information about CVAC go online to www.cvartscouncil.com or call 782-8207.
The Carson Valley Arts Council is a 501 C(3) nonprofit organization; donations may be tax deductible as allowed by law. Federal Tax ID #84-1653859.