Fiber Art Exhibit – New Views 2017
Fibervision announces its 2017 exhibit, New Views, at Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center, overlooking the ocean in Santa Barbara. The exhibit will run from March 28 until April 24, with an artists’ reception on Wednesday, March 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Fibervision is a group of 25 Central Coast artists who create artworks using fabrics as canvas; and dyes, paints and stitching as mediums of expression. As an alternate form of wall art, fiber and textile artworks offer infinite combinations of color, texture and composition. One of the oldest human art forms, textile art is enjoying a revival of popularity. Museums dedicated to fiber and textile arts are cropping up worldwide.
The member artists in the Fibervision group are diverse in style and methodology. Santa Ynez Valley artists, Lorna Morck and Belinda Hart will have works included in the exhibit. Morck’s Thicket, utilizes ancient fabric dying techniques and is a study in composition and depth created with stitchwork. Hart’s piece (pictured above), Getting In Gear, draws on Steampunk imagery reminiscent of the industrial age, and is an example of surface design, i.e. screenprinting and painting, on textiles. For more information on the Fibervision artists, visit www.fibervisionaries.com.