Friday, January 21, 2022

Art At Library

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Fiber artist Cheryl Costley and Marco Island Library Branch Manager Brenda Rasch in front of Cheryl’s work, on exhibit until the end of November.

The Marco Island Public Library and the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts (MIFA) work together to bring the work of local artists to public view during monthly exhibits at the library.

The fiber art of Cheryl Costley will be on exhibit for the months of September and October 2018 at the Marco Island Library branch on Heathwood Drive. To purchase Cheryl’s work contact her directly by picking up her business card at the library.

Cheryl says, “I started to learn to sew from my mother, aunts and neighbors at about age five. It was so exciting to me—mostly the feel and tactile quality of fabrics, oh, and of course the colors and not to forget the hum and speed of a sewing machine. Unfortunately, while raising a family and working as first an educator and then as a business woman I had little time to sew and certainly no time to be creative with my sewing skills.”

“So, it was not until I was in the process of retiring that I had this ache to do something creative. At that time, I was living in Minneapolis and there was a group at a local art center called Fiber Art Study Group. I begged my way into that group. They were so supportive of my efforts. In fact, sometimes they were darn pushy. I am still thankful for the gift that they gave to me. That was about 15 years ago.”

“Now I spend at least 30 hours a week in my studio above my garage or in my wet studio in the garage here on Marco where I lose myself and time.”

To see more of Cheryl’s work, visit her website at:

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