Fall 2018 Exhibition

Botanical Threads


The Foster Art Gallery at Westminster College will host Botanical Threads, an exhibition of fiber works made with natural dyes, through October 14th, 2018. The exhibition will feature the work of Peggy Cox and Mary Lou Alexander. Quilting, eco-printing and embroidery are all processes combined with the naturally dyed fabric. The exhibition celebrates the work of Westminster College Professor of Art, Peggy Cox, who passed away on July 16, 2018. A memorial service for Peggy will be held in conjunction with the exhibition on Saturday, September 8th at 11am.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery is open Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm.


Peggy’s Flags

The labyrinth at Westminster College’s Field Station was built in honor of Westminster alum Sandra May Edmiston, who passed away in 2005. Indigo dyed flags have been installed around the labyrinth. The swatches of fabric were left over from one of Peggy Cox’s classes, where students were testing the shibori technique of wrapping, twisting and stitching the fabric before dying in indigo to create patterns. The flags were made by current and former art students and friends. At funeral processions common in our culture, you see flags atop the cars as they usher the deceased to their final resting place. We walked the flags around the labyrinth and pushed them into the soft ground, not far from where Peggy grew the indigo for the dye, pulling it out of the ground. These are Peggy’s flags. They will remain at the Field Station throughout the fall. Visit them if you get a chance.

Peggy Cox, “Floral Abstraction #7”
Peggy Cox, “Floral Abstraction #5”
Mary Lou Alexander,” Night Town #1″
Mary Lou Alexander, “Night Town, #2”
The Labyrinth at Westminster College’s Field Station, with shibori, indigo-dyed flags in honor of Peggy Cox
detail of the flags