Anderson Alley Artists Studios
250 N. Goodman St., Rochester, New York 14607

Evelyn J. Kitson

Evelyn J. Kitson

General Information

Fiber Art, Plant Dyes, Slow Stitch


First Fridays, Second Saturdays, Thursday afternoons and by appointment

(585) 355-7613

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About the Artist

Artist Statement

My love of growing plants and my interest in textile traditions have come together with my use of natural dyes. I am now tending plants in my garden that enable me to place color and prints on fabric. The fabric leads me to drawing, stitching and mark making. This is elemental to creating an image that reflects the natural world surrounding each of us. In consideration of the environment, my process is ecologically sensitive and sustainable. Upon completion of the dye process, the remaining water and plant debris can be safely put into the compost.

Short Biography

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Master of Science in Education from SUNY Geneseo. After 5 years of teaching art and more recently, 20 years of public school teaching, I have returned to my original career as an artist. I currently live in Rochester, NY and divide my time between the Anderson Arts Building, visiting family and friends, gathering and writing family history, reading, taking photographs, and developing my perennial herb garden. As a teacher of reading, language arts and literacy, I have always promoted life long reading and learning.

Shows, Exhibitions, Collections

Rochester Finger Lakes Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
High Fiber: A Visual Feast Presented by the Weavers' Guild of Rochester, Arts and Cultural Council Gallery, Rochester, NY
Anderson Alley Artists Group Show, Arts and Cultural Center, Rochester, NY
Textiles, Fibers and Fabrics, Baobab Cultural Center, Rochester, NY
Anderson Alley Artists Group Show, My Sister's Gallery, Episcopal Church Home, Rochester, NY
Solo Show: Exploring Textile Traditions, My Sister's Gallery, Episcopal Church Home, Rochester, NY
Made in NY, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY
Art with Asian Influence, Fiber Artist Evelyn J.Kitson, Paper Artist Christina Laurel, A Different Path Gallery, Brockport, NY
The Warmth and Beauty of Fiber, Presented by the Weavers' Guild of Rochester, I-Square Visions Gallery, Irondequoit, NY
Winter's End, Presented by RAFA, Lower Mill Gallery, Honeoye Falls, NY
Fabulous Fibers, Presented by RAFA, Main Street Art Gallery, Clifton Springs, NY
Made in New York, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY
Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester - Member Showcase, Gallery 384, Rochester, NY
Solo Show: Perennial Reflections, Kinetic Gallery, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo NY


  • Weavers' Guild of Rochester

Examples of the Artist’s Work