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The Flower Show
August 17, 2021

Art in the Garden: Teresa Shields

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Join Meadowbrook's August 2021 Artist in Residence Teresa Shields, a fiber artist who divides her studio time between embroidery and felt-making. She will discuss the influence of nature, plant forms, geometry, colors, cell structures, bones, antlers, and wings to see the underlying connections that these things have in common. Learn about how these themes will present themselves in Teresa's garden-inspired installation at Meadowbrook Farm.

This talk is part of a monthly series featuring PHS Meadowbrook Farm Artists in Residence.

About the Artist

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Photo by Cady Westkaemper.

Teresa Shields received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 1984 and her Masters of Fine Arts degree from Massachusetts College of Art in 1991. Trained as a fiber artist, most of Shields’ current techniques are self taught. Shields has hand knitted, felted (fulled), and sold over two hundred one-of-a-kind handmade purses. Shields has sold her work at over 100 craft galleries throughout the United States, as well as over 20,000 of her “Mom in a Box'' through Anthropologie.

Photo Credits

Top image: My Joy, 2021, Fiber: 29 wet felted hollow forms mounted on a custom board, h: 10 in x w: 14 in x d: 2 in with hanging 8 in pods, $6,000.


August 17, 2021


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm




Participants will receive a link to a video conference prior to the date of the event. This program will be closed captioned.

With a commitment to inclusion, PHS partners with Art-Reach to make programming accessible to people with disabilities and to low-income communities.