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Heidi Zielinski: Purple Pomegranate Artist of the Month

Whitefish specialty craft store features Stevensville artist

The Purple Pomegranate, a craft specialty store in Whitefish, is featuring work by Stevensville artist, Heidi Zielinski during the month of July.

Heidi is a prolific fiber artist creating mostly non-representational art utilizing various surface design techniques and incorporating extensive stitching and sometimes beading as an integral part of the artwork.

After dabbling in quilting for a few years, Heidi Zielinski began seriously creating fiber art in 2007 when her son started school and she chose to stay home and pursue art as a business. Heidi shows and sells her art in galleries and has participated in many juried national quilt and fiber shows, winning numerous awards both locally and at the national level.

“I am an artist using cloth and thread to create art quilts that hang on the wall like paintings. The color and texture of cloth inspires my work initially but the creation of the work is highly influenced by forest, garden and the beauty of the natural world,” Heidi said. “My work is mostly non-representational, but I frequently incorporate recognizable elements (i.e. leaves, trees, flowers) that create a bridge for the eye and mind that eases the struggle of interpreting an entirely abstract piece. Using many surface design techniques to enhance the texture and create interest keeps my work fresh and unique.”

Meet Heidi during Whitefish Gallery Night, Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. Heidi’s work will be displayed during the opening and throughout the month of July.

The Purple Pomegranate, located in downtown Whitefish, features handcrafted artware from artists across the United States. Representing more than 150 American artists, the store’s eclectic offerings include jewelry, ceramics, metal art, turned wood, glass art, fiber art, prints and paintings. Look for us on the web at www.purplepomegranate.com .