Saturday, 17 September 2011

fibre Art Show: Together in La Conner

I'm organizing a show in La Conner, Washington, USA

Together at La Conner
Opening: Wed September 28
on display until December 31, 2011
Together ... is a collaborative project between pairs of Canadian artists – one working in fibre and the other in their chosen media. This exhibition has brought together a group of textile, quilt, and fibre artists working in a wide range of styles and paired them with painters, woodworkers, mixed media artists, potters, and glass artists. Each pairing of artists chose their own theme and their themes are as diverse as their media.

Some of the artists began with a word or words as inspiration: “Orchid”, “Stone Threads”, or “Runes, Wings, & Keys.” Other artists were working from an inspirational photo or painting. Many artists sought inspiration from the world around them: organic and abstract patterns found in nature and landscapes. The issues facing nature also appears in some of the work: “What’s happening in the oceans”, “Pine beetle devastating the forests”, and “Clear cutting of forests.” While many of the artists are working in their own media, some of the pairs have decided to work on one project using their combined talents to interpret a theme.
All in all, a well-rounded grouping of artistic works made by an eclectic group of artists working in their respective media to bring you a brilliant collage of works. Vivian Kapusta, guest curator.

Museum Hours Wed-Sun: 11am-5pm
1 360 466 4288
703 Second Street, La Conner, WA
South on US #5, turn west onto # 20 (exit to Anacortes)
Drive about 10 minutes, look for sign 'to La Conner
turn left (south) on La Conner Whitbey Rd and drive ~ 5 minutes.

Below is my piece: it was a challenge!
Rather than being mounted on a quilt, it is mounted on 6 layers of sheer. The intent is to imitate glass. The sheer layers are beaded on the sides and bottom. Two of the layers have little silver spots that look like misty rain.
The butterfly is thread on Solvey with beads for the antennae and legs.
The flower is layered silk and silk fusion with heavy stitching and shaped to be 3D.

I'm working with my cousin and her partner. They work in glass:
The show runs Sept.28 (opening) to the end of December.
You can see the progress of the pieces:

1 comment:

Margeeth said...

I think it looks great, very clever mounting it on all those sheers.