Smart bets: Krista Allison + Hannah Dansie

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Although the term “canoe” usually conjures images of river veneers and summer camp activities, in the case of fiber artist Krista Allison, the homophone Canoo equals soft toys from felted wool sweaters. “She now finds herself experimenting with other possibilities of the felting process, including shibori, machine stitching and hand embroidery … making vessels, wall pieces, and wearable art,” says a press release for the show Allison will share with painter Hannah Dansie. The fine artist studied in London before settling in Asheville, where she works in several mediums. The duo’s show is on display at Woolworth Walk’s FW Front Gallery through July 30. The opening reception is Friday, July 4, from 5-7 p.m. woolworthwalk.com. Photo courtesy of the gallery

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts writer and editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs.

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