Fiber Arts Exhibit at Sacred Heart University is Sure to Please

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Sekkonet Farm—a fiber-art piece by Shirley Metcalf—hangs in the Contemporary Fiber exhibit.

Sekkonet Farm—a fiber-art piece by Shirley Metcalf—hangs in the Contemporary Fiber exhibit.

Photo: Courtesy of Sacred Heart University

"The history of fiber can be traced to the beginnings of civilization. With uses dating from the Stone Age, approximately 2.5 million years ago, such natural fibers as flax, cotton, wool and silk have been discovered in ancient burial sites in Egypt, Babylonia, Peru, and Great Britain," according to Nisha Drinkard of William Paterson University.

Drinkard curated Contemporary Fiber, the current exhibit at The Gallery of Contemporary Art at Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, Connecticut), which features fiber art from 22 purveyors and is on display until May 29, 2008.

Their offerings range from dresses to framed work on canvas, but all entries are made mainly with textiles. Techniques used to manipulate the fibers include knitting, sewing, stitching, weaving, and quilting.

 

 

posted in: embroidery, art, fiber, folk

Comments (2)

ontheround writes: thank you for sharing this info. I'm always on the look out for fine art fiber!
Posted: 6:51 am on May 25th
qdpatooties writes: Wow, I wish I lived closer. This looks really cool!
Posted: 6:59 pm on May 12th
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