April 17th through May 26th, 2015
“Interpreting the Surface” will exhibit a variety of work by participating artists: Jackie Abrams, Rosalind Daniels, Elizabeth Fram, Marilyn Gillis, Catherine Hall, Karen Henderson, Karen Kamenetzky, and Dianne Shullenberger. The exhibit opens with a public reception with the artists on Friday, April 17th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. All are welcome to the reception, as well as gallery browsing during regular hours.
The 1970s in the United States and abroad heralded a renewed interest in craft techniques and materials for personal expression and aesthetic awareness. In textiles, this resurgence of interest sparked the creation of fiber programs in colleges and universities.The emphasis on weaving and other forms of fiber construction, however, overlooked the attention being paid to surface-oriented work among educators and artists in many parts of the country. In 1977, the Surface Design Association was founded to promote critical thinking about and education in surface design. In its 35 years of existence, SDA has reached several milestones that have expanded awareness of surface design and broadened its focus to include constructed textiles as well as surface techniques.
This exhibit featuring 8 widely diverse artistic styles ranging from wall pieces utilizing traditional quilt techniques to complex sculptural pieces that are pure abstraction.