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Fiber Art: Tradition and Exploration

October 3, 2013 - November 9, 2013

MarkingsCipherFiber Art: Tradition and Exploration
October 3 – November 9

Featuring traditional fiber arts with contemporary design.

Jill Ault, an Ann Arbor artist, works mostly with the quilted form, for love of the materials and processes. For Jill, quilts carry an innate emotional charge, recalling the comfort of a warm cover on a cold night.  Art quilts benefit from that subliminal connection. She has also been exploring the technical aspects of the fiber field, applying surface design methodologies to quilted constructions, with occasional forays into 3D objects.  Her “transparent quilts” sew together small bits of silk organza to construct semi-transparent fabrics which are layered to create more complex patterns than can be easily constructed in a single fabric layer.

Sandy Decker is a Fremont artist working with a Deckercombination of free form quilting and hand painting in her wall hangings, table runners and art quilts. The technique of Zen-tangle inspires her unique designs. Sandy is also teaching her technique in a new class offered at NCCA-Artsplace, check it out here!

Brightly Colored Birch at Van Winkle LakeMartha Fieber, a Manistique artist, calls her work, “Landscape in Thread”. By using subtle colors, details, and complex compositions, her art expresses our connection to the natural world. Each work includes layers and layers of hand stitching to create shading and depth. She uses all kinds of threads, fibers, and colors to create depth and texture in her work. Single strand silk, rayon, metallic, and/or hand dyed cotton threads, on linen and silk backgrounds comprise most of her current work. Each work is original in design and one-of-a-kind fine art embroidery.

Also check out the Tall Pines Quilt Guild quilts in the Corridor Gallery and at the Dogwood Center Lobby Gallery!


October 3, 2013
November 9, 2013
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