Fiber Arts Show Coming To OU-Lancaster

Cheri Russo

Updated Thu, Oct 4, 2012 9:59 am
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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 Ohio University Lancaster's 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 show opens Thursday, Oct. 11 and runs through Dec. 9, featuring 10 felt artists, quilters, sculptural artists and embroiderers.

"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."

The exhibit will be open during OUL's production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, which takes place December 6 through Dec. 9.

An opening reception will be held in the gallery on Oct. 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.