Thursday, August 29, 2013

Connecting Concept & Medium: Fiber Art in South Carolina

The following is a press release for the Fiber Arts in South Carolina invitational exhibit, opening Sept. 7. I am pleased and honored to be among the 26 that are invited to exhibit at this show.

Connecting Concept & Medium: Fiber Art in South Carolina
Exhibition Featuring South Carolina Fiber Artists
opening at the Pickens County Museum on September 7, 2013 
     The Pickens County Cultural Commission is pleased to announce the opening of a very special exhibition at the Pickens County Museum of Art & History. Please join us from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on September 7, 2013 as we host a reception to open “Connecting Concept & Medium: Fiber Art in South Carolina”. This exhibition featuring works by twenty-seven of our state’s finest fiber artisans will continue through November 14, 2013.
      “Connecting Concept & Medium”, being mounted in all three of the museum’s changing galleries, is an invitational exhibition that, in some sense of the word, will survey the wide ranges of fiber art being currently created in our state by established, as well as up-and-coming artists. While there are hints to the history and evolution of fiber art and prevailing ideologies, this exhibit is less a history show and more about the artists working in all fiber categories including weaving, needlework, quilting, wearables, paper & felting, mixed fiber, surface design, sculpture and installation.
     The wide range of artists dealing with a variety of techniques and subject matter includes: Paige Alexander, Beth Andrews, Jim Arendt, Lois Bro, Jocelyn Châteauvert, Robin Ann Cooper, Kathy Costner, Mary Edna Fraser, Fran Gardner, Terry Jarrard-Dimond, Patricia Kerko, Christina Laurel, Susan Lenz, Connie Lippert, Lee Malerich, Beth Melton, Jeanette Moody, Dottie Moore, Marlene O’Bryant-Seabrook, Bonnie B. Ouellette, Beth Robertson, Alice Schlein, Gayle Sexton, Susan Sorrell, Chris Tedesco, Marilyn Wall, and Michael Wiernicki
      From this group of artists, a cross section of styles is represented and a figurative pulse-taking of the fiber arts is accomplished. As each artist looks at the world around them and explores the variety of media and technique that is available to them, they share with the viewer what it is that they have found, and what it is that they do to connect concept and medium.  
     Connecting Concept & Medium is sponsored in part by Cornell Dublier, Earth Design, Pickens Savings & Loan and South Carolina Bank & Trust. The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is funded in part by Pickens County, members and friends of the museum and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. 
     Located at the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens SC, the museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Admission is free but donations are welcomed. For more information please contact the museum at (864) 898-5963.

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If you have been following the results of my confetti quilt I have a post about the work I've done on the foreground in the post before this one.

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