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Fiber Arts Show to Open at Ohio University Lancaster Art Gallery

Oct. 4, 2012


Lancaster – Art isn't just something that's done with a paint brush and canvas. It can be created in many different ways and with many different materials. The next exhibit at the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts features work called fiber art.


"Fiber art is any work of art or craft made using a natural or synthetic fiber or things made from fiber such as fabric, yarn, or thread. Quilting, knitting, crochet, tatting, lace and sewing are all fiber arts," said Leah May, show curator and director of theFoundArtProject.


The fiber art show opens on October 11. Ten artists will be featured, and it runs through December 9. Art shown will come from felt artists, quilters, sculptural artists, and embroiderers. The show will be open during OUL's production of "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" December 6th through the 9th, so theatre-goers can come check out the art show.  

"Fiber arts have been a part of our lives and culture since people started decorating the fabric they wore as clothing and sewing scraps together to make blankets to keep warm," said May. "I would hope that someone who comes to visit this show will take an appreciation of the diversity of the use of fiber."


An opening reception will be held in the gallery on October 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts currently offers three art exhibitions each year.