PATTERNS IN FIBER & CLAY...
FIBER EXHIBITION: April 11 - May 27 / CLAY EXHIBITION: April 18 - June 17
RECEPTION: Friday April 21, 5 - 8pm - Featuring Live Music
by Nicolo Paoletti, Mark Wilcox & Gregory Young!
Featuring three local fiber artists Joan Dyer, Sandra Poteet and Lin Schiffner and over forty national and international ceramic artists' works as part of the permanent collection of Kenneth Underwood and the Foothills Ceramic Art Museum (FCAM).
Please visit the FCAM PATTERNS Exhibition Page for more info and images of clay works in this show.
Fiber artists Joan Dyer, Sandra Poteet and Lin Schiffner's works represent a range of style and interpretation with the use of pattern and repetition in art and design. The pieces in this exhibit are stitched, painted, dyed, stamped or otherwise surface-altered. The palettes range from bold and bright to subtle and subdued and culminate in a wonderfully cohesive collection of contemporary fabric art.
These three artists have worked toward a common goal for many years in an effort to increase awareness about fiber and fabric as an important media and fine art form. This exhibit reflects their continued effort in pushing themselves as artists to expand the creative limits of this dynamic medium.
Joan, Sandra and Lin hope that viewers of this exhibition will take a moment to grasp the great power found in such a common and familiar material as cloth.
The work of these three artists has been shown extensively, both nationally and internationally, in galleries, juried art exhibitions and fiber art competitions around the world.
Starting at 6:30pm, fiber artists Sandra Poteet and Lin Schiffner will give a short presentation on "Patterns in Art Quilting". The talk and slide show will focus on the history of traditional quilting to the evolution of art quilting.
Please visit their individual websites for more information...
Joan Dyer: “ My fabric art is largely intuitive. I build my designs quickly and freely. I love to work (play) in my studio, and add a little magic here and there for the viewer to enjoy.”
Sandra Poteet: “I am inspired and challenged by appreciation of the ﬁne arts, photography, ﬁne crafts,and the natural environment. My methods continue to evolve with one constant: I love the medium of fabric with its essential textural presence.”
Lin Schiffner: “My art melds the heartfelt with my love for color and a compulsion for meticulous detail. Creating fabric art is a practice that brings solace, joy, and purpose. It provides an avenue for expression of my life’s experiences and inspirations.