CRAFT Gallery opens “The Loom as Canvass” on Friday, October 6th, with new work by textile and tapestry artist Morris David Dorenfeld. He is a painter at heart who uses his loom as a canvass to produce woven wool tapestries. The two new works at CRAFT are in the style of modernism found in the work of Mondrian and Gerrit Reitveld. Ultimate simplicity and abstraction with harmony and order are the hallmarks of Dorenfeld’s work. Pure geometric forms and primary colors are woven into bold and stunning wool tapestries of art to be hung on the wall. Dorenfeld studied painting at the Chicago Art Institute and transitioned into designing and weaving tapestries when he moved to Maine. His work is shown at CRAFT through the courtesy of the Caldbeck Gallery.

     In this final show of the 2017 season, CRAFT will hold over work by Lynn Duryea and Paul Heroux,  introduce new work by Abbie Read and Suzanne Van Wye and show like minded gallery artists who create fine craft presented in dialogue with one another. The gallery will participate in Maine Craft Weekend October14 - 15 and will be open on those days from 10 to 5. CRAFT is in the courtyard at 12 Elm Street in Rockland. FMI call 207 594 0167 and visit

Please join me and visit the gallery Tuesday to Saturday 11 to 5 and Sunday 1 to 4.

Barbara Michelena

CRAFT Gallery

12 Elm St., Rockland, Maine

207 594 0167

Woven tapestry by Morris David Dorenfeld 

Bronze glazed vase by Paul Heroux

Clay sculpture by Lynn Duryea