Kudos to both Caryl Gaubatz & Georgia Zwartes!
The Wichita Center for the Arts is excited to present National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015 from March 27 to May 10, 2015.
Susie Monday challenged herself to come up with 100 ways that one could “make a mark” on fabric. As she states,
This list is by no means complete – and we certainly didn’t make it through all the techniques in the one 8-session course of study, but I also figure that most of the methods can be used with three different media — acrylic textile paints, dye and discharge chemicals, so many of the techniques listed are three-in-one. I made the list to serve me (and those artists who take my courses) as a reminder – a tickler – a spur to experiment and stretch. We all get dependent on a few tricks and forget that a whole bag is waiting to be investigated.
Visit her website to view her list at:
btw – You can sign up for Susie’s Newsletter and receive a 5 page illustrated freebie: 100 (now 110) Ways to Make Your Mark on Fabric HERE
FIBER ARTISTS OF SAN ANTONIO presents the
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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.
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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The Hill Country Arts Foundation Juried Members Show runs from 23 FEB- 30 MAR 2-18. This year the theme was “Myths and Muses.” Works by FASA members J’cil Horn and Caryl Gaubatz are included in the exhibit. Caryl received an Honorable Mention for her vest “Legend of the Ghost Camel.”