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Wed, Oct 04


Villa Terrace Art Museun

Hooked on Rugs Reception & Lecture

Join us for a reception and conversation on Oct. 4 at the Villa Terrace and meet Milwaukee artist and iconoclast Emily Robertson.

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Hooked on Rugs Reception & Lecture
Hooked on Rugs Reception & Lecture

Time & Location

Oct 04, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Villa Terrace Art Museun, 2220 N Terrace Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA


About the Event

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Meet Artist Emmy Robertson Oct. 4 at our “Hooked on Rugs” Reception and Lecture.

You’re invited to celebrate Milwaukee artist and iconoclast Emmy Robertson’s show “Hooked on Rugs.” Join us for a reception and conversation on Oct. 4 at the Villa Terrace Art Museum. Robertson will discuss her life, her work and the art of hooking rugs with art historian and curator Debra Brehmer.

A cash bar with wine and beer will be available. Guests will be able to view Emmy’s work on display and access the silent auction. Light food will be served.

Tickets to the event start at $15 for FOVT members!


About the Show and Auction

Milwaukee iconoclast and fiber artist Emily Robertson designs and hand hooks rugs. Over 40 rugs from Emily’s personal collection will be on view at the Villa Terrace Sept. 27 – Oct. 7. These unique and intimate works tell Emily's life story. Now, personal and incredible works are offered for sale in a silent auction to benefit the Friends of Villa Terrace. All proceeds of the sale of Emily's work will benefit Friends of Villa Terrace.

Watch Emily's interview on TMJ4's Morning Blend about her work and the upcoming auction

Emily K Robertson Artist Statement

Emmy Robertson is a textile artist who uses the traditional hooked rug technique as her medium. She has specialized in custom pictorial scenes of houses and gardens, theological imagery, humor and many specialized subjects for thirty years. Her work has appeared in juried and unjuried shows across the country which include: the Wenham Museum, Sauder Village (Best in Show), Japanese/American Show, FiberArts Design Book Six, Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council, the Shelbourne Museum, Cedarburg Art Center and the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts. Her work has appeared in numerous books and publications.

Robertson is a lifetime member of the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild as well as the Cream City Rug Hooking Guild. She served on the editorial board of Rug Hooking Magazine as well as having written numerous articles for the magazine. She has taught rug hooking in this country as well as in England. Her commissioned work can be found in many homes.

Robertson has dyed much of the wool that she has used in her work. She loves to challenge herself by doing things she has never done before within the medium of rug hooking.

Recently she has turned her attention to tapestry weaving because she is a life long learner and wanted to work in a different area of the fiber arts. Curiosity is what wakes her up in the morning and informs her daily work.


We Energies

Beer Capitol Distributing

Honorary Co-Chairs

Shelley Culea

Margarete Harvey

Sup. Sheldon Wasserman

Planning Committee:

Mary Berger

Nancy Burke

Laura Couture

Mary Emory

Moira Fitzgerald

Megan Holbrook

Linda Mutschler

Emily Robertson

Stephanie Van Alyea


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