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Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Exhibition - Selected Works from the Weavers Network of Cape Cod

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Date: October 11, 2012
Contact: Sue Haley, 508-255-3421

Throughout the month of October, a unique selection of woven art will be on display at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. The exhibition is presented by the Weavers' Network, a group of local weavers that includes both professional fiber artists as well as enthusiastic novices. They gather regularly for "inspiration, encouragement, and food," says one of the group's artists, Sue Pellowe. The weavings on display range from the very small to those that are large and even sculptural in design. All of the pieces have been inspired by, or represent the broad natural and cultural themes associated with Cape Cod National Seashore. There are tapestries that depict representative scenes, and three-dimensional pieces that incorporate wild, natural materials. Even the basic skill of weaving relates to the region's early American themes, as it has its roots in textile production and was an early trade practiced locally across Cape Cod.

The Weavers' Network has exhibited previously at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and the Brewster's Ladies Library. The network's exhibit, America the Beautiful, was exhibited at the State House in Boston in 2010.

If You Go:Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham and is open daily from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.The center includes expansive views of Salt Pond, Nauset Marsh, and the Atlantic; a museum featuring the park's natural and cultural stories; staff to assist with trip planning; and a store with books, maps, games, and apparel. Short films are shown throughout the day. The Buttonbush and Nauset Marsh Trails, and the Nauset Bike Trail are located nearby. For more information on Cape Cod National Seashore programs call 508-255-3421, or check the park's website, www.nps.gov/caco.

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Piping Plover

Cape Cod National Seashore is one of the most important nesting areas for the federally-threatened Piping Plover. Abundant in the 19th century, the beach-nesting Piping Plover declined in the 20th century, but have begun to recover as a result of active protection and visitor education.