Fiber Art

take a stroll down to the Shuffleboard Court this evening there is a Reception for Fiber Artists, starts 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.  What exactly is that.  Well used to be your grandma quilting but that has gone by the wayside when  the Quilts of Gee’s Bend  came to National attention with their bold  graphics.imagesThis show now aptly titled ” Perspectives in Fiber: Moving Beyond Tradition”  Most of us are familiar with our grandmothers doily with pointed petals under cake trays.  Well wait, till you see the black creation as you take a right into the gallery.  Pretty impressive.  It is a juried exhibition which includes members from the Armory as well as the Lake Worth Art  League plus 36  more Florida artists.  This includes wall works, sculpture, basket/vessel, and wearables.

Yarn bombing.

Yarn bombing.

As you enter from Lucerne you will notice what  Yarn bombing is, seen in this photo above,  our  Palms wrapped in crochet.  Fits this quirky town. This is not new.  Glad to see it here in Lake Worthy.  yep The Knit Knot Tree. Yarn bombing,  yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, kniffiti, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crochetedyarn or fibre ..more on this here in Wikipedia   It was about personalizing sterile or cold public places.  LOL  that could well be the Armory Annex as it stood  vacant most of the time.  img_9120The ladies have been working hard putting this show together  from Boca, Mary Catello Pres. of South Florida Basket and Fiber  org. and from West Palm Beach Cindy Bartosek  V.P. were on hand when i came to see what was up.  This guild was founded in 20123 and found a voice and it helps legitimized this type of art form. Think Coco Chanel or other costume designers all highly collectible in the vintage market. Don’t get rid of your grandmas doily, dye it black.!img_9151

 

 

Editors note: This guild is offering some workshops at this site as part of the show. Check them out when you attend. Highly recommend this exhibition.  then read a bit more about what Yarn Bombing is.  It’s gone mainstream.  lol  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/02/fashion/london-kaye-yarn-crochet-artist-starbucks-gap-valentino.html?_r=0

 

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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