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The Council proudly presents “Andrea Finch: Painting with Fabric”, sponsored by Snavely’s Garden Corner. The show will be on view September 1-October 27, Tuesday through Friday from 10 am – 2 pm, or by appointment, with a First Friday Reception September 1, from 5-7pm. For more information, call 717-264-6883.

Andrea Finch earned a BA degree in Fine Arts from Kutztown University, where she studied photography, fiber arts and printmaking. Two of her more traditional quilts are in the permanent collection of Summit Health. “My sewing machine is my pen and the fabric my paper,” she says. “The quilts I create are not your grandmother’s quilts. They are ‘please touch me’ quilts that call to be fondled and explored.” Andrea grew up on a hobby farm in Eastern Pennsylvania and spent recent years photographing the nursery for Snavely’s Garden Corner and creating her own arboretum. “I am happiest with my camera, out in the garden, with the light just right; or with my sewing machine buzzing as I bring the flowers, insects and leaves to life in fabric. I love capturing the moments in time of an ever-changing landscape whether on the grand scale or down crawling under a bush with my macro lens in hand.” After years of fermentation, these three once separate parts of Andrea’s focus – photography, quilting and botany – have come together in the quilts on display at the Council.

The Council The Council for the Arts conducts classes and displays the work of local artists at 81 North Main Street, Chambersburg. For more information, call 717-264-6883.