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High Fiber

The Kent State University Museum is hosting Focus: Fiber 2016, a juried exhibition of contemporary fiber art established in 1970 by the Textile Art Alliance, an affiliate group of the Cleveland Museum of Art. The alliance is an active organization of artists, designers, craftspeople, educators and collectors with a common interest in textile and fiber arts. 

For this year’s exhibit, forty-seven artists have provided fifty-six works of contemporary fiber art, including weaving, basketry, quilts, tapestry, felting, embroidery and much more. The juror was Jane Sauer, renowned artist and former gallery owner of Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

“The field is continuously evolving and expanding,” notes Sauer. “I was delighted to be able to create an exhibit that expands our perspective of just what fiber art is today and suggests directions for the future.”

No Stone Unturned: Rosary to Peace Saberah Malik, Warwick, RI 60 x 16 x 6" Polyester fabrics, steel cord, thread

 

No Stone Unturned: Rosary to Peace
Saberah Malik, Warwick, RI
60 x 16 x 6"
Polyester fabrics, steel cord, thread


Enigma Peggy Wyman, Macomb, MO 15 x 15 x 13.5" Long-leaf pine needles, Irish waxed linen, pearl cotton and wire,  using the techniques of coiled basketry

 

Enigma
Peggy Wyman, Macomb, MO
15 x 15 x 13.5"
Long-leaf pine needles, Irish waxed linen, pearl cotton and wire, using the techniques of coiled basketry


Corduroy 2 Michael Radyk, Kutztown, PA 32 x 36 x 7" Mixed media woven sculpture, woven corduroy, vinyl coated recycled  polyester, feathers, repurposed plastic tape and paillettes cut and manipulated

 

Corduroy 2
Michael Radyk, Kutztown, PA
32 x 36 x 7"
Mixed media woven sculpture, woven corduroy, vinyl coated recycled polyester, feathers, repurposed plastic tape and paillettes cut and manipulated


Focus:Fiber 2016 is on exhibit from Friday, February 12, 2016 through Sunday, July 3, 2016 at the Stager and Blum Gallery, Kent State University Museum, Kent, Ohio. For more information visit kent.edu/museum or call 330-672-3450.