Parker Arts | Art Gallery Exhibits

Fiber Innovations II


PACE Center Art Gallery
May 26 - July 10, 2016

Opening Reception on June 2nd, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Join us for art, music, light snacks, and a cash bar


      
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Fiber Innovations II is a fiber arts show that focuses on surface design. Fiber arts is a broad phrase meaning the majority of the materials used in a piece are from natural or synthetic fibers. This can include cotton, silk, paper, nylon, or even kite string. Material options are varied and part of the adventure!  How these materials are used and the forms that are created are part of each artist’s inspired design process.  Surface design means to make the fiber art uniquely your own through techniques that alter the surface of the material.  Examples of surface design include painting, dyeing, stamping, embroidery and collage. 

Throughout the show you can see various fiber and surface design techniques.  Below are some representative (but not all inclusive) examples from the show.  It is important to realize that much of the art in the show includes multiple surface design techniques.

 

Massive Movement 

Featuring: Artwork by The Parker Artists Guild
  
 The Schoolhouse Art Gallery
  April 2 - June 4

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According to psychologists, large empty walls can cause a homeowner to experience feelings of anxiety, loneliness, and nervousness. Whether that is true or not, you won’t want to miss the Parker Artist Guild’s MASSIVE MOVEMENT: ART XXL showing at the Schoolhouse Gallery on Mainstreet, from April 2 through June 4. The juried original artwork in this show dwarfs the competition, as each piece is four feet or larger in any direction. Mark Hollenbeck, curator of the Schoolhouse Gallery for the PAG, explained the concept. “We have several artists who like to work very large, but most shows restrict the size of entries.The Schoolhouse is a perfect venue for these artists to show their work without size restrictions.”