February 11-March 30, 2024
“Textiles and fiber are an integral part of human lives, aiding in survival, defining cultures, and expressing values. Fiber traverses every aspect of our lives, from clothing, household goods, shelter, insulation, storytelling, toys, and fiber optic cables to name a few. The use of fiber is practically as old as man, and has evolved from hand skills to mechanized processes but is once again enjoying a resurgence of basic techniques and appreciation for finely crafted hand work.
“Contemporary fiber and textile artists are increasingly using their skills and media in innovative ways to produce work with an artistic focus, often with messages spanning social commentary, political, or environmental concerns. Both utilitarian and artistic uses of fiber and textiles are represented by the work of numerous artists and craftspeople, utilizing a variety of techniques including weaving, felting, tatting, stitching, quilting, and basketry.”
-Char Norman, curator
These are selections from the Traversing Textiles Exhibition.