The newest show at the St. George Art Museum is Twisted, Woven, Spun and Wrapped, a fabulous confluence of contemporary fiber art exhibits.
“Celebrating Silver” from the Studio Art Quilt Associates recognizes the glistening metal, reflective of the American Southwest, as well as the style and work of 35 vibrant and accomplished fiber artists in this juried exhibit. This show was first introduced, in Houston, at the renowned International Quilt Festival in October 2014.
“Weaving a Revolution” displays the extraordinary skill of contemporary Navajo basket makers, whose astonishing woven containers go far beyond functionality as they cross easily into the realm of fine art! Just as the traditional quilts in the “Celebrating Silver” show transcends functionality to become a work of art, so, too, do these incredible Navajo baskets, which draw on traditional techniques and design, evolve and grow into the extraordinary.
“A Bright Swirling of Bugs” is an art installation by batik and fiber artist, accomplished seamstress, sculptor and educator Kay Miner. Fascinated by sewing and quilting from an early age, Miner turned her attention to creating nature after peering at the minute detail and structure of insects under a microscope in an undergraduate design class. In this display, the large and gorgeously colored fabric bugs take wing through a sea of gingko leaves to create a multi-sensory experience which takes art lovers into a primeval, but happy world.
All three on display at 47 E. 200 North, are included in one low ticket price any day (except Sunday) from September 11 to December 31, 2015 or free-of-charge in the evening of each 3rd Thursday when art lovers are invited to attend the art museum’s monthly Art Conversation.
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