Monday, September 15, 2014

Fiber Works - Part I

Fiber Works is a group of twelve very talented quilt artists who reside in eastern Nebraska:  Dorothy Heidemann-Nelson, Roxann O'Hare, Sheila Green, Peg Pennell, Marilyn Rembolt, Karen Murphy, Jo Drueke, Merrilee Hansen, Cynthia Levis, Cindi Pape, Lynne O'Rourke, and Pat Stava. Artist elinor peace bailey is an honorary member.

An exhibition of some of their recent fiber artwork, Color Flow & elinor peace bailey Characters, is on display from September 11- November 1, 2014 at the Seward Civic Center-Langworthy Gallery, 616 Bradford St., Seward, NE.  The show is open 7:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Hubby and I took a little road trip Sunday afternoon, September 14, 2014, to attend the opening reception.  So today I will share some photos from the Color Flow section of the show.  Later this week, in Fiber Works - Part 2, I will share some of the elinor peace bailey Characters artwork.

Color Flow is a series of individual fiber art pieces, mounted on canvas, and arranged in rainbow color order to create a composite art installation.  Each member created one color-themed panel:


The result was stunning!  The whole truly was greater than the sum of its parts -- and the parts, in themselves, were stand-alone works of art!


Here is a shot from the other direction.  (That's Jerry in the Huskers sweatshirt.)


Here are some of the artists:


And here are some close-ups of the detailed embellishment and quilting:


Notice the beautiful beading and intricate machine quilting on the Red panel.


Hand-dyed vintage crochet was incorporated into the orange panel -- love the juxtaposition of modern and vintage.


And here is a close-up of the embellishment and tiny patchwork from the yellow-green panel.

It's a Manic Monday -- so TTFN!

LeAnn



13 comments:

  1. Wow! A colour explosion! Those are gorgeous pieces and together makes a stunning piece of wall art! Would have loved to have seen it in person :)

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    1. It WAS even more impressive in person. I'm so glad we made the trip.

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  2. I'm so impressed with fiber artists. All of the tiny detail work they have to do, and a lot of it is so time-consuming. Just amazing.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Paige! The women in this group are pretty amazing fiber artists.

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  3. Wow, such vivid colors and intricate designs!

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    1. Yes -- a whole wall of colorful eye candy!

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  4. OMG! Gorgeous! Love the intricate quilting on the red one! It's beautiful thread painting!

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    1. I knew you would appreciate all the detail work on these pieces.

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  5. What a fun collection. I love the rainbow effect. And the details on each piece are so great!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Edi! It really was a fabulous piece.

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  6. Beautiful and colorful collection! I love fiber art! I used to be a doll maker designer... many years ago and fashion art instructor in college... so fiber is very dearest medium to me! Thank you so sharing!

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