The Woodlands Arts Council is presenting its first exhibit Oct. 7 in its new 2,000-square-foot location, which includes office space and a gathering area for exhibits, according to a news release. The gallery held a soft opening in September.

“We see this space as an extension of our mission, and we are optimistic about bringing more exhibitions, workshops and gatherings to The Woodlands Arts Council,” TWAC Executive Director Jenny Carattini-Wright said. “We are excited about the community we can build together from The Woodlands Arts Council. We are especially grateful to Charbonneau Interiors for helping us make it feel like a home.”

The inaugural exhibit for the new location is "Threads of Joy," a retrospective of fiber arts by The Woodlands artist Ivy Jensen, curated by Annette Palmer.

“The kaleidoscopic palette, broad use of texture and experimental techniques made this exhibition a pleasure to curate,” Palmer said. “Ivy Jensen has a beautiful contemporary approach to fiber art.”

An opening reception will be held from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 7, and the exhibit runs through Dec. 9. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 1-4 p.m.