Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Fiber on the Edge

Welcome, I am so jazzed that the opening night for Fiber on the Edge is tonight, Tuesday, August 6th from 6-8 p.m. in the Julia C. Butridge Gallery located at the Dougherty Art Center (Austin, Texas)! The Austin Fiber Artists exhibit  was juried by Beverly Mangham and features over 30 artists along with a non juried membership wall. There is even a performing exhibit by my good friend, Rob Bartlett at the Opening Reception. How cool is that?! This event is free and open to the public. The show will be up through August

28th. I will have two pieces, Primavera and the Giving Tree. I got a sneak preview when I dropped off my artwork and I must say, this is one show you will not want to miss! There are so many wonderful pieces of fiber art from so many talented artists. Come see what is being done with fiber, today. You will be amazed! That being said, I am sad to say I will try to pop in for the reception but I am teaching my New Mixed Media Art Cloth class this evening at the Dougherty Art Center. If you get a chance, stop in and say hello! I would love to see you!


Mary Ann Littlejohn said...

"The Giving Tree" -- a wonderful book by Shel Silverstein. My toddler granddaughter used to sleep with it. Was this your inspiration?

Barb Forrister said...

Hi Mary Ann, yes! The book coupled with scraps that I gathered from friends makes this piece special to me. But for the background, the tree is made entirely from scrap material. Thank you for posting the source. Hugs!