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FIBERART Exhibit and OPENING
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill will exhibit a body of work from members of the Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild. The Village Theatre is a wonderful venue for highlighting exceptional work of local artists and the Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild has the distinction of being selected to exhibit for multiple years. The exhibit will run from August 31st to September 30th , 2018.
Opening reception: Wednesday, September 5th, 7-9pm.
The Village Theater is located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI 48187 (.
Press Release August 2018
Continuing the tradition of the Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan, Michigan, to showcase fiber art, Spaces Uncharted will build on the foundation laid by the Rare Threads series. This show is an opportunity to expand on the notion of the breadth and depth of contemporary fiber art. By highlighting Michigan artists working in the realm of fiber art, we hope to challenge the viewer to see fiber and fiber methods in new ways. Curators Shanna Robinson and Nancy McRay are both fiber artists and teachers working in Northern Michigan. Robinson is Professor of Art at NCMC in Petoskey. McRay is teacher weaving through NMC, Interlochen and BlackBird Arts. The participating artists, Jill Ault, Barbara Bushey, Susie Krage, Nancy McRay, Marilyn Prucka, Leon Nash, Shanna Robinson, Dolores Slowinski, and Sherri Smith were chosen because we know and admire their work. Our chosen theme is in response to a common thread running through each artist’s work; an expression of their relationship with issues of space. Inner, outer, urban, or watery, these artists interact with and illustrate spaces all around us. We hope viewers will find their ideas about fibers, textile methods, and the world around them will be broadened and enriched.
Spaces Uncharted runs from October 14 through November 11. The opening reception is Sunday October 14 from 1-4 p.m. Shanna Robinson and Nancy McRay will give a gallery talk (TBA) about their approach to curating the exhibit, along with a brief discussion about their own work.
For more information please contact Nancy McRay firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Irving Exhibit -
A Weaver’s Journal of Endangered Wildflowers
August 12 - September 7, 2018 - Mission Pte. Gallery, Mackinac Island, MI
September 12 - October 7, 2018 - ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI
October 19 - November 15, 2018 - Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI
March 25 - May 20, 2019 - Central Mich. Univ. Gallery, Mount Pleasant, MI
October 18 - November 23, 2019 - Fine Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, IL
January 1 - February 28, 2020 - DeVos Art Museum, Northern MI Univ., Marquette, MI
A Weaver’s Journal of Endangered Wildflowers is like a journey, connecting me to my roots of botanical studies and love of plants and wildflowers. I have accepted the challenge: turning woven yarn into soil, forest litter, plants and leaves. Concerned for the future of all threatened species, Michigan’s Wildflowers are near and dear to me. Michigan has many unique habitats and is home to many endangered and special species of plants. This woven series of Michigan’s Endangered Wildflowers will bring attention to their threatened and sometimes endangered status.
"Michigan has many unique habitats and is home to many endangered and special species of plants. This exhibit will include 12 Handwoven Wall Hangings, bringing attention to Michigan's Endangered Wildflower Species. These Wall Hangings represent a new direction in my work, drawing on my education in Botanical Sciences and love of my natural surroundings. This entry is a reflection of my interests, travels and research in the botanical world of Michigan. With this entry I hope to bring attention to Michigan's many Wildflowers and those that we are in danger of losing.”
For more information - Contact: Carol Irving www.carolirving.com
Weavers Guild of Kalamazoo Sale - 50th Year Anniversary
Rugs, Towels, Table Linens, Jewelry, Hats, Clothing, Hand Spun yarn, ornaments and so much more.
Weaving and Spinning Demo Daily
Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI
Handicap accessible, Stroller Friendly