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FRESH Artist Profile: Lynn Pownell

FRESH Feature

Find out more about Lynn Pownell, one of 27 artists juried into the FRESH exhibition at Artspace.


Creating woven goods from materials that might otherwise go unused is my special interest. I use recycled textiles, textile mill ends, and loom waste to create colorful and playful rugs, wall pieces, and fiber sculpture. My design inspiration comes from my surroundings, everyday objects, and the stacks of fabric on my studio shelves. Through the bold use of color and texture my woven creations make strong visual statements.



Lynn Pownell is a weaver born in Weesaw Township, Michigan and educated in Bridgman, Michigan and St. Paul, Minnesota. Much of Pownell’s weaving education took place at the Weaver’s Guild of Minnesota, one of the largest educational organizations of its kind in the country.

Lynn relocated to Glencoe Mill Village in Alamance County in 2005 and weaves from her studio located in the village. She enjoys involving the public in weaving endeavors and in 2008 was the recipient of a NC Regional Artists Hub Grant to plan and execute a community weaving project.

Fun Fact!

I live and weave in a restored 1880’s textile mill village. I manage Glencoe Studios, a group of 10 artist work studios with a main gallery, located at Glencoe Mill Village just north of Burlington. The village was built in 1880, closed in 1954, and stood as a ghost town until restoration began in 1998.

Don’t miss these upcoming FRESH events:

FRESH Opening – First Friday, June 5th, 6 – 10pm: Juried show opening, free and open to the public.

Panel Discussion – June 11th, 6 – 8pm: An opportunity for participating artists to meet and greet with juror Cora Fischer, SECCA and guests.

Closing Reception – June 25th, 6 – 8pm: Join us for a closing reception to thank the artists and other supporters of this exhibition.

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