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February 3, 2017 - February 24, 2017
First Friday Art Walk – February 2017
Discover Art Downtown at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday February 3rd from 5pm to 8pm, to view the intricate counted cross stitch pieces by Irma Wager during our First Friday Art Walk.
Born in Germany in 1942, Irma Wager was taught in grade school to embroider pillow cases, knit wool socks and many other things. She immigrated to the United States in 1959 and has had a love of yarn and knitted, embroidered and counted cross stitch for many years.
The art of counted cross stitch has stuck with her the last 15 years, finishing projects which take anywhere from 1-4 months. The more challenging her projects, the more she enjoys the process and the outcome.
Irma has made many images for family and friends in different varieties from European landscapes to animals, flowers, city streets and beautiful women. A friend encouraged Irma to share her work after losing her husband, and Irma was amazed that people thought they were paintings.