FIBER ARTISTS OF SAN ANTONIO presents the
19TH ANNUAL RUNWAY SHOW “In Harmony with Nature”
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- Friday April 17 Fashion Preview and Cocktails 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday April 18 Fashion Show & Luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
There will 650 programs printed and given to event guests, vendors and others.
This installation was temporary set up in the Rio Grande Valley along the border fence. This fence runs in fits and starts for many miles along the border with Mexico. The piece consist of 11 panels standing vertically to the border fence. They form 10 passageways, 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Each panel is covered by handwoven material. The warp is of colorful cotton thread. The weft consists of densely beaten plastic bags, recycled from the plastic wrappers of various newspapers. The bags come in many colors, from very soft neutral to strong orange and turquoise colors with some writing on them. The pattern woven into the pieces will be old traditional twill patterns, providing a nice texture to flat surfaces.
Plastic bags from newspapers symbolize what newspapers give us: a connection to global events as much as to local happenings in our community. These bags are given to me by a vast variety of people of whom I only know a few. Even though the people who will see the installation will never meet the people who provided the materials, they are creating a community. One part would not be possible without the other.
Doerte uses old traditional patterns which give an assurance of familiarity and a connection to our history. All who see this installation will respond in their own way. Her hope is that people will connect emotionally to the pieces and believe in our continued humanity which shows that we have more in common than what separates us.
Image Credits: http://doerteweber.blogspot.com/2014/05/checkpoint-carlos.html
Upon The Road: Recent Work
University Presbyterian Church
January 17 to February 28, 2015
Artist Talk, Sunday, February 8, 12:30
following 11:00 am Worship Service at University Presbyterian Church (visitors of all faiths welcome!)
Many of the textile works in this exhibit were the creative result of a journey in 2012 along part of the Camino de Santiago in Spain and in 2014, walking a section of the Via Francigena, the sacred pilgrim path from France to Rome.
These spiritual — and physically challenging —pilgrimages and the art making that came as its summary and memory gave me the recognition (through both the walk and the work) that living well means step-by-step contemplation, a willing to embrace change and challenge, and that we are beings of both “above and below.”
The SoL Center is open daily 9 am to 4 pm. Ask for entry in the church office, if the doors are locked to the center.
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Congratulations to Doerte Weber in receiving the Juror’s Choice Award for her work entitled, The Yellow Brick Road.
Held at the Foundry Art Centre, The Art of Our Consumption Exhibition “. . .invites artists to participate in this discussion using re-purposed, recycled, salvaged, found, or sustainable materials in their creations. Whether through media, process, or theme, artwork should speak to our relationship with and impact on our environment – what and how we consume, conserve, destroy, create, etc. As a vibrant home to the arts, the Foundry Art Centre raises awareness and appreciation of the arts throughout the region.”
Juror – Roscoe Wilson’s Statement:
Materiality is crucial for the understanding of work related to the theme of consumption. This exhibition mirrors the manner in which we devour the world and ingest the objects and materials within our throw-away culture.
The Art of Our Consumption Exhibition closes February 13, 2015.
Note: Images are from http://doerteweber.com/installations.html
Newsy: Fiber fundraiser to fight cancer
Both Susie Monday and Leslie Jenison are two of the 100 honored artists, selected to participate in a fundraiser for cancer research and education support organized by Virginia Spiegel. 100 artists have donated art quilts that will be randomly matched with donors of a minimum of $100 through this campaign.
Mark your calendars so you don’t miss the “100 Fundraiser to Fight Cancer” event – Feb 4, 2015 -Beginning at 10 a.m. Central donors will be given a link to donate $100 directly to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause. Sponsored by generous fiber artist, Virginia Spiegel.
The first 100 patrons to donate $100 to benefit the American Cancer Society via this one day fundraiser will receive an art quilt.
Each donor will receive an artwork from one of the 100 generous and talented artists listed below. Assignments of artwork will be made using a random number generator by someone other than me. Artwork will not be shared here in advance, but may appear on artists’ websites or other social media before the event. See also our Pinterest board (Thanks to Deborah Boschert).
Note: image is from: http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/FFACThe100Fundraiser.html