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Schiesser to Exhibit Scherenschnitte Art at Monroe Arts Center

 

April 12, 2018

"Swiss Fraktur" by Linda Schiesser

Creating scherenschnitte is a challenge of cultural study and heritage interests brought together into an old Swiss art form. A piece of paper and a pair of scissors are all that is needed. These self-taught techniques were gleaned by mother and daughter, Elda and Linda Schiesser of New Glarus, Wisconsin, from a book that was purchased during a 1985 trip to Switzerland. Each design is meant to convey a message or idea.

Sadly, Elda passed away on November 26, 2017, at 99 years of age.

If you asked Linda why this Swiss art form has been important to both her and her mother, she would most...



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