Vivien Pollack’s Colors That Sing exhibit opens today at the Huntington Public Library, 338 Main St., Huntington, and runs through August 30, 2012; artist reception is on Saturday, August 11, from 2-4 p.m. Hours are Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed on Sundays in Summer).
Long Island artist Vivien Pollack studied textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and spent twenty years designing original fabric designs for manufacturers of designer clothes. Her silk paintings have been shown in numerous galleries and museums. Her scarf designs are featured in the book Best of Silk Painting, and on various magazine covers. Her award winning “Table Set for One” was featured in the New York Times. Vivien loves color and the way dyes flow across silk. Using light weight silks like chiffon and habotai, soft and luxurious crepe de chine, and a hybrid between habotai and crepe de chine, she produces works with a wonderful sheen and softness. Heavier weight silks, such as silk satin, offer a nice drape and shine. Silk charmeuse, with a crepe back, offers luxury, more weight and a vivid display of color. The hand-painted scarves and silk jewelry are one-of-a kind originals. They are hand-painted, steamed set for 2-3 hours, then rinsed out and hung to dry to avoid shrinkage. All are washable. The finished products are assembled in gold satin bags. Artist inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org