Focus: Fiber 2016 opened Friday at Kent State University Museum. It is the best show Textile Art Alliance has sponsored. We went national in 2014. This time we had the great fortune to have Jane Sauer as a juror. We used an on line entry service which made the entry so much easier for us. Collecting the data for the catalog and image gathering was much, much easier.
Yesterday afternoon we gathered to view the results, overwhelmingly great. Depth, variety, size – too much to take in at one sitting.
At right are the committee, from the left Marty Young, Karen Hinkle, Jean Druesedow Gallery Director and myself. We are very thankful to Kent State for hosting us, receiveing and checking in all the art and the masterful job of placing all the wonderful pieces.
A small view of one of the galleries
Sandy Shelenberger (center) one of our local artists.
We had a wonderful dinner with the artists, committee, TAA members, CMA curator Louise Mackie, Jean Druesdow and Janice Lessman-Moss Kent State Textile professor.
I will be visiting the show again to take photos to post here.
In typical Ohio fashion after a quiet drive to the show and dinner we had a mini blizzard with snow, ice and blowing winds limiting visibility, a white knuckle drive home, but I made it!