WOW!!!! What an opening! Hundreds of people came out this past Sunday to see what the Free Press is calling an Avant Guard Fiber Spectacular! We had an added bonus of a loom and weaving demonstration by Michael Daitch which was magnificent. THANKS MICHAEL!!!! A special thank you to everyone whose continual support of our gallery allows us to keep creating such amazing exhibits! The exhibit runs thru March 3rd.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Already the Free Press is calling this show Avant Guard. Join us this Sunday January 16th from 1-4PM for a champagne reception.
The exhibit features wall pieces, quilts, clothing, fiber sculptures and so much more. The pieces will have a couple of things in common — they will be avant-garde and ecclectic.
We want to give a whole new meaning to what fiber art is!!!
Brooks Harris Stevens, a guest curator from Eastern Michigan University, said fiber art is derived from the tradition of textile arts. It’s a flexible genre that doesn’t have to fit the dichotomy of being only functional or only decorative.
She will display her work, and EMU student's work based on concepts using textile materials and a diversity of techniques. “This keeps people interested, and at the same time, curious as to how things can be pushed further for the next piece,” she said.
Show Run January 16 - March 3