Opening Reception, Innovations in Fiber
September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
@ South Haven Center for the Arts
Join us to experience the creative interpretation of fiber and textile as an artistic medium as we present our 10th Annual Juried Exhibition.
The use of fiber is an integral part of the human story, both as a survival imperative and as an expression of humankind’s innate creativity. The work of creating clothing, implements, books, art and home goods by hand has been usurped by the easy availability of mass produced goods and images. In this frenzied age of non-stop activity and work, creativity and expression is becoming a roadmap back to our essential humanity.
Jurors for the exhibition are:
Judy’s farm background and her BFA (painting) and MFA (metals) from Bowling Green State University combined with teaching art at the high school level and at Goshen College have fed and supported her engagement with a variety of media. She has studied and traveled in Europe, Japan, Latin America, Cote d’Ivoire, and Morocco to gain further experience and insight. She co-founded the Goshen Jewelers Guild in 2012 and is an active member of the Indiana Women’s Caucus for Art. Her focus has been lost wax casting of jewelry and small sculpture with significant periods of involvement with watercolor, drawing, and ceramic sculpture.
Helen Geglio received her BFA in studio art from the University of Michigan and also holds an MS in education from Indiana University. In her work as an artist, she creates fiber and mixed media artworks, and has been represented in local, regional and national exhibits. Most recently her work has been selected for Artist as Quiltmaker 2018, Quilt Visions: Conversations 2018, New Legacies Contemporary Art Quilts 2018, Quilts=Art=Quilts 2018, Form Not Function 2018, Focus: Fiber 2019 and Quilt National 2019.
“I often use old, repurposed materials and enjoy the idea of working with fibers that have passed through other, sometimes unknown, hands. The connection between women, work and textiles is a recurring theme in my art work. To construct my quilts, the fabrics are embroidered, layered, sometimes altered with dyes and resists, appliqued to a pieced or whole cloth backing and then quilted together with more hand stitching.”
Artist, for more information and to enter at:
The exhibition runs from September 28 – November 8, 2019
This exhibition is made possible by the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs.
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 1 PM – 4 PM
South Haven Center for the Arts
600 Phoenix St, South Haven, Michigan 49090