Tonight was the private preview/opening reception for the Textile Art Alliance Group Show titled Attack of the Fiber Artists at Translations Gallery in Canton, OH.  I drove down for the reception and took a few photos.  The gallery space is really fun and I think they did a great job hanging the show.  It was great to get to see the beautiful work of many of my fellow TAA members.

Craig Joseph spoke a bit about how the show came to be, what the Canton Art District is and is becoming, and some of the past and future shows they have planned at the gallery.  It was an enjoyable evening.

More photos from the opening can be found here.

August 1-30, 2014

Featuring more than 20 artists from the Textile Artists Alliance, an affiliate group of the Cleveland Institute of Art, our August exhibit showcases a variety of wearable art, art quilts, three-dimensional fiber sculptures, masks and more.  If you thought fibers were just for quilts and blankets, think again!

Opening Reception during Canton First Friday:
Friday, August 1st, 2014
Translations Art Gallery - Show Info
331 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44702

Talkback with Artists:
Thursday, August 21st, 2014
7:30 pm

Artists include: Sawsan Alhaddad, Diane Bird, Karen Borkes, Lois Bosworth, Peggy Cox, Janet Daniel, Tracy Jackson, Rox Kvet, Donna Marchettie, Ruta Marino, Cynthia Martinez, Elizabeth Mather, Helen Murrell, Sandy Shelenberger, Judith Smith, Jean Sommer, Mary Ann Tipple, Kathleen Van Meter, Mary Ann Weber, Jennifer Whitten, and Marty Young

From the Complexity organizing committee:

'"Complexity" has been very well-received and attended in RI. Unfortunately, Brown University informed us yesterday that they must close the exhibit a week early to renovate the building before school starts. The last exhibit day will be August 7, not August 14.

If you know someone who was planning to visit the Complexity exhibit during the last week, please pass the word to them and to your other weaving contacts.'


I've been back from my latest Penland adventure for several weeks now and I finally feel like I am getting my feet back under me and a handle on living my normal daily life.

Of course I learned a lot.  Amy Putansu is extraordinary as a person, as a teacher, and as an artist.  I am excited to take what I have learned about working with double back-beams, different grist yarns, combining different fiber types, and working with silk organzine and apply all of them to my work here at the home studio.

The initial skill that I am putting into practice is working with the 2 back beams on a 3 layer piece that has been on the loom in 'time out' for several months.  It was great to be able to take the project out of 'time out' and start weaving on it again with confidence.

I met a really great group of artists both in the class and within the session's community.

More pictures from this latest trip can be found here.

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