For some reason, spring 2013 seems to be a very fiber-artsy moment here in Atlanta. If we want fiber arts to have a place in our local arts communities, then we need to turn out when fiber arts are exhibited. If you have any free time at all, here are some exhibitions to attract your attention.
Repetition & Ritual: New Sculpture in Fiber
Needles & Threads: Gwinnett Celebrates Traditional Fiber Arts
Jes Schrom: Confession
All three exhibits are at Hudgens Center for the Arts in Gwinnett County. Admission is $5. Through Saturday 25 May.
Sponsored by SEFAA at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta
The exhibition features a broad range of fiber arts from various SEFAA member groups. Through Tuesday 28 May.
Threads of Life
Sponsored by The Tapestry Weavers South at Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville. Through Saturday 8 June.
Georgia Celebrates Quilts
Sponsored by East Cobb Quilters' Guild at the Cobb Civic Center. Admission is $10. Friday through Sunday 14-16 June.
In the Mind's Eye: 2013 Chattahoochee Biennial of Textiles
Sponsored by Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild at the Marietta Museum of Art. Admission is $8. Through Sunday 30 June.
Symmetry/Asymmetry: African Textiles, Dress, and Adornment
At The High Museum of Art. Admission is $19.50. Through Sunday 25 August.
If you are more hands-on in your art appreciation, these upcoming yarn bombings/installations are a great opportunity for creative expression as well as re-purposing old swatches:
Norcross Saturday 1 June.
Atlanta Knitting Guild and SEFAA at Museum of Design Atlanta, Saturday 8 June.
Marietta Museum of Art, donations due by Saturday 1 June, big reveal Saturday 6 July.