EXQUISITE FIBER ART SHOW IN THE COLUMBIA ART GALLERY
October 3-28, 2018
Artist Reception Friday, October 5 from 6-8pm
This month, weavers, felters, quilters, and embroidery artists from two fiber guilds as well as independent fiber artists from the Columbia Gorge and beyond will combine their talents and efforts to present a Fiber exhibition at the Columbia Center for the Arts. A variety of art constructed from fiber will be on display throughout the month, including quilts, pillows, table runners, scarves, wall hangings and much more. The fiber guilds include The Columbia Fiber Arts Guild, and the Columbia River Quilters’ Guild
Since mankind’s earliest beginnings, fiber has been an essential element of life; providing clothing, shelter, and tools for survival. Most spinners and weavers use natural fibers from both plants and animals. Animal fibers include: the magnificent alpaca fleece from the Camelidae Family; sheep produce wool, goats supply us with cashmere and mohair, rabbits give us angora, and the musk oxen donate qiviut. Don’t forget the tiny insects that provide us with lustrous silk. This is just a small list of animals that supply coverings for humans.
Fiber artists also use many different plant sources for their fiber needs. Common cellulose fibers are linen (flax plant), cotton, bamboo, hemp, coir (coconut fiber), pita fiber (agave plant), ramie (nettle plant), sisal (agave plant) and jute. Choices become even more interesting when working with fibers that have been processed in the commercial industry. Synthetic fibers such as rayon, tencel, and polyester fibers are continually expanding the types of fibers being utilized by fiber artists.
This year we are fortunate to have three separate installations of work by: Hilde Morin, Bonnie Meltzer, and a group show “Metaphors on Marriage” by the Columbia Fiber Arts guild.
The opening of the show will be celebrated on First Friday, October 5 from 6-8pm. The event is open to the public and all are welcome. The Gallery is open Wed-Sunday, 11am-5pm.
Artists participating in the show include:
Lori Foster Harvey
Kim Lindemeyer will have a solo exhibition in the Lobby Gallery.