Saturday, September 30, 2017

Cabrillo Gallery Exhibit

I want to tell everyone that is within earshot and who has a love for textile art to high-tail it Cabrillo College for the current show at the Cabrillo Gallery.  Cabrillo College is located on the Central Coast of California in Aptos, a hop, skip and a jump from my Capitola home.  I'm so lucky to have this college near me for a lot of reason.

One is this gallery, another is the many fiber/textile classes they offer in their Extension Classes.  Be sure to check those out, too.

This show is curated by Beverly Rayner, it's a knock out!  There are so many jaw dropping pieces I can't pick just one or two.  I don't know how she did it but she found so many fiber artists of superior quality.

The show is super fun, try not to miss it!

New Threads: Unraveling traditions in fiber
Opening this Saturday, September 30, 5:00–6:30 pm

October 2–October 27, 2017 
Please join us for the opening reception of New Threads: Unraveling traditions in fiber. Admission is free and the gallery is accessible to all. Parking is available on the street and in paid lots during the week and is free on weekends.
The possibilities in the use of fiber as an art medium have exploded in recent years. More and more artists are harnessing the materials and craft of textiles that have been handed down through countless generations to explore new forms and communicate utterly contemporary issues and ideas.
The artists in this exhibition reinterpret conventional approaches to the use of fiber in surprising, inventive, expansive, or subversive ways. Imagine a short film made from woven images; shredded currency stitched together into a brocade pattern; a grouping of bees, each in a tiny custom crocheted wrap; a sculpture that is half horse hair, half shadow; a drawing rendered in wool on paper; cowboys constructed from lace; or embroidery mapping the drift of toxic radiation from a nuclear reactor meltdown. Things aren't like they used to be!