In 2007, art gallery space was added to the Community Room of the Cuba Circulating Library. This was made possible by gifts from Jim and Delores Cross, and from Dean Benham in honor of his grandchildren, Jack and Claire Benham. This space is used to highlight the works of local artists.
Sherry Herdman: Contemporary Quilter & Fabricholic
Colorful fabrics, whimsical designs, masterful piecing…these are just a few of the ways to describe Sherry Herdman’s artistry at her studio 3 Dogs Quilts.
As a self-described “Fabricholic,” Sherry’s love of beautiful designer fabric is evident in the unique works of art she creates through cutting, piecing, and reassembling them in a variety of textures and patterns.
Excellent piecing that at times resembles a jeweled kaleidoscope of vivid colors, and at other times features whimsical characters and designs, is a hallmark of her exceptional technique and skill.
The use of bold and bright colors in her fabric art is partly influenced by the surroundings of her home in Dominican Republic where she spends half of her time with her husband and four-legged friends.
IN addition to using fabrics to works of art, Sherry also shares her skills with those around her — teaching and empowering others, and creating opportunities for development. Her generosity, kindness, and hospitality are enjoyed by many, and seem to be as unending as her fascination designing and creating art with cloth and thread.
This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Arts Council for Wyoming County.