Rare Threads - Ancestral Inspirations

September 18 - October 23


Tuesdays at JRAC DETAILS



Featured Exhibit


Art Work: 1. Dove's Wing by Kerry Bowes, 2. Earth Woman by Susan Day, 3. Drabonfly Among Queen Anne's Lace by Ann Loveless, 4. Fragile by Shannon Mailsel, 5. Ingrid Bergman's Style by Kati Meek, 6. Australian Beauty by Sallie Thompson

Rare Threads: Ancestral Inspirations

Rare Threads, JRAC's biennial juried fiber exhibit, opens Sunday, September 18. Plan to attend the reception on that date from 1:00-4:00 PM to launch this colorful and diverse show. The exhibit will be open daily from 1:00-4:00 PM through October 23. Over sixty pieces of fiber art have been selected, representing the work of thirty five artists, for this ninth Rare Threads. On display will be quilting, weaving, knitting, crochet, embroidery, and more. Some pieces are vintage textiles while many others are contemporary creations inspired by family heirlooms. If you enjoy fibers and history, don't miss "Ancestral Inspirations!"

In conjunction with the exhibit JRAC will also present three fiber-themed workshops:

"Oversized Flower Power" with Debra Danko, Saturday, September 24 from 10 AM - 4:00 PM. Techniques for producing realistic floral quilts.


"20th Century Hand Embroidery" with Kathleen Glynn, Saturday, October 1 from 10 AM - 4:00 PM Traditional  stitchery with contemporary applications.


"Ice Dyeing" with Linda Van Andel and Julie Hurd, Saturday, October 8 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM. Dye fabrics with watercolor effects to use in your quilting and craft projects.


You may click on Workshops to the left to sign up for any of the workshops.


100 Years - 100 Artists

2010 Scholarship Show

2011 Scholarship Show

2012 Scholarship Show

2013 JRAC Scholarship Show

2015 Scholarship Show

26th Annual Invitational Art Exhibition

6 x 6 for JRAC

All Things Spring

Alma Print Show

An Up North State of Mind

Annual Arts Invitational

Annual Arts Invitational Exhibition

Annual Invitational Art Exhibition

Annual Invitational Art Exhibition 2015

Art Across Generations: Eleven Families Share Their Passion for Art

Art Full Rooms: Living with Art

Betty Beeby and Walter Midener

Big Water, Little Water

Black and White and Red All Over

Carnagie Library is 100

Chad Pastotnik Retrospective

Charles Culver Exhibit




Cowabunga......Floribunda - Floral images by Guyot and McLemore

Dick Cunningham

Emerging Artists


For the Love of Letters: A Book, Paper and Typography Show

Gift Market

GIft Market 2014

Gift Market 2015

Havana 2015

Holiday Art Fair

Invitational 2013

JRAC Invitatiional 2014

June Storm and Friends

Member Holiday Art for Sale

Member Holiday Art for Sale 2012

Members Holiday Art for Sale

Members Holiday Art For Sale 2010


Our Favorite Things

Portside Arts Fair Retrospective Show

Rare Threads - Eclectic Meanderings

Rare Threads - Meraki

Rare Threads- Fibersfantastic

Realism to Abstraction and Beyond

Roadshow: Down Memory Lane by Car, Boat and Train

Rooting Deep Branching Out

Scholarship Show 2014

Scholarship Show 2016

Sketchbook Exhibit

Squared and Squared Again: Big and Little

The Dog and Pony Show

The Magic of the Mask

TOY play

Up North Impressions

Winter Lectures and Workshops

Women: Reflect, Rejoice, Reform

Zoo Hoo