Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Exhibit at Artistic Roots

My quilt group (we've changed the name), Fiber Explorers is having an exhibit at Artistic Roots Gallery in Campton, NH for the month of October. We are having an opening reception October 3. Here's a write up that Lynn Elkington wrote for the local papers. It will be easier than trying to tell you everything myself.

Campton, NH
What is fiber art? If you’ve heard the term and are curious about quilted art forms, a good place to explore will be Artistic Roots Gallery in Campton, October 3rd through 30th. The Fiber Explorers, six friends who have a love of working with fiber in common, will present a exhibit entitled "Texture-Textiles-Techniques". The opening reception is set for October 3rd, 5pm to 7pm, where visitors can meet with Susan Wei, Lynne Rand, Marilyn Mason, Carmen Burns, Beth Mastin and Lynn Elkinton to view their work and chat about what went into creating the individual art pieces. Often the works are primarily created from fabric. But other materials, including paper, paint, beads, metal, wood or plastics may also be employed. A prominent feature of the display will be a Round Robin collection that the group worked on this past Spring. Each member was to begin with a piece of fabric measuring 12" x 18", and establish a theme for the piece. Every two weeks the group met and passed each piece to another in the group to add their special touch, keeping within the theme, and trying techniques with which they might have been unfamiliar. Small journals were kept with each project to chronicle the progress and decisions of each artist. The quilts were eventually returned after 12 weeks to the original owners to complete. The results were a creative collaboration of the six women, each piece a special work of art created from six points of view. The idea for the project was conceived when several members of the group read about a similar project in the Spring issue of "Cloth, Paper, Scissors", a fiber arts magazine.
Anyone interested in more information about this exhibit may call 603-726-7101. Artisitic Roots Gallery is located at the intersection of Routes 49 and 175, near the dam in Campton, NH.

If you happen to be up in this area in October, we would love to have you stop in and see the exhibit.

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