Twin Artists From North Carolina Exhibit at MCC

(Bradenton, Fla., Oct. 23, 2006) - A "Penland's Talent" exhibit by twins Cynthia and Edwina Bringle will continue through Nov. 22 in the fine art gallery at MCC Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West.  

Both artists teach at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. Cynthia is a clay artist and Edwina designs textiles. A studio artist for more than 40 years, Cynthia Bringle is an American Craft Council fellow and a recipient of the North Carolina Award for Fine Art. Her diverse body of work is noted for its hand-tooled embellishments and experimental glazes that produce tones of earthy simplicity and vibrant color.

Edwina Bringle, professor emeritus, University of North Carolina Charlotte, works with wools, cotton, chenille and other fabrics to craft free-motion embroidery wall tapestries. She starts with a white piece of cloth, applies textile paint, and sews over the design to make each work take on a life of its own. 

Both artists have works in museums and private collections across the country. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The gallery will be closed Nov. 23 and 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. For more information, call (941) 752-5225.

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