20 September 2013

More Fiber Art on Display

At the beginning of the summer, I mentioned a number of opportunities to view fiber art in the metro Atlanta area. I am happy to report there are more opportunities this fall!

Georgia Quilt Show, which this year is at Cobb Galleria.
It was open Thursday and Friday, and will be open tomorrow, Saturday 21 September, from 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Tickets are $10 at the door.
This show has plenty of vendors and classes. But if you just want to view the work, keep walking past the vendors. The back half of the exhibition hall has quilts on view, and the work is stunning. Allow yourself a couple hours to take it all in.

"Fantasy in Fiber" is currently on view at Lamar Arts in Barnesville, Georgia.Open hours are Fridays 11 AM to 2 PM and Saturdays 10 AM to 4 PM.
The show runs through 31 October 2013.
This venue is an hour's drive south of Atlanta. Just follow I-75 south to Exit 201 and proceed west on Highway 36. When the road forks, keep left and follow it into town. The art gallery is a converted rail depot, and it will be on your right. Barnesville is an adorable small Southern town, perfect for walking around, getting a bite to eat, and lingering in the local antique shops. Artists on exhibit include Lucinda Carlstrom, Leisa Rich, Lynn Pollard, Anne Vincent, Judith Krone, and Karen Tunnell amongst others.
Coral Reef by Susan Hanberry, on display at Lamar Arts
Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance is making significant use of their exhibition space.
Currently on view from the Atlanta Chapter of the American Sewing Guild: "National Sewing Month: Sew for the Skill of It!"
On view through Saturday 28 September 2013.
This exhibition has a surprising range. There are quilts and clothes, but also dolls and fabric pottery! Some people are sewing to construct something, others are sewing for embellishment. There is also a silent auction in conjunction with this exhibition. The holidays are not all that far away, and this is a great opportunity to pick out a handcrafted gift.

In October, SEFAA will be showing "It's All in the Cards" from Fiber Art Fusion. If I am understanding correctly, this exhibit comes from a challenge project where members drew randomly from a deck of playing cards. Dates are 8 through 25 October.

And in November, SEFAA's resident artist Karen Tunnell will be exhibiting her work. Karen stiffens fabric and then marbles it, a technique you might recall from the end papers of old books. The initial patterns often resemble geology and cartography, reflections in water, or other natural but chaotic patterning. She often embellishes on top of the marbling, either with stitching or drawing. Her works appear abstract at a distance, but many have hidden recognizable imagery up close. The colors and patterns alone are often pleasing, but many of her works are topical, dealing with environmental issues. I believe Karen may also be having an open house to coincide with this show.
Tumbling Stones by Karen Tunnell
As with all SEFAA exhibitions, more information can be found here on their website.
SEFAA is open most weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 AM to 4 PM.
SEFAA is located just off I-75 at Exit 252 Northside Drive NW. Proceed south one block on Northside Drive, then turn right at the traffic signal on to Bellemeade Ave NW. As you head up the hill, just past the apartments you can turn right into the back entrance to the senior center. SEFAA's space is in there. Or you can go to the first stop sign, turn right, come in through the front, and someone can direct you to SEFAA's space.

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