Sewn In: A Contemporary Look at Fiber Arts features fresh interpretations of traditional textile arts including embroidery, quilting, dyeing, weaving, and felting from artists across the state. Works in the exhibition both honor and challenge the tradition of each technique. Often worked on in the private sphere of the home, and often unseen, the medium of Fiber Art is sometimes overlooked and often dismissed. This exhibition challenges the instinct to dismiss the tradition, and pushes into the gallery space with new energy, demanding more visibility for warmth, softness, humanness, and connection.
"Fiber arts have a rich cultural history and the boundaries of the medium are currently being pushed in many ways," Lorenzen says.
Lorenzen will show her work alongside other participating artists, including Jo-Ann Kaminsky, Holly Laws, Laurie Foster, Dani Ives, Marianne Nolley, Brittyn Davis, Rosie Rose, Ziba Rajabi, Fawn Wonsower-Potter, Louise Halsey, Amanda Linn, Melissa Emily Gill, Melissa Lashbrook, Randi Curtis, Kimberly Kwee, Jarressa Johnson, Suzannah Schreckhise, Lauren Johnson, and Tina Oppenheimer.
The exhibition runs from March 5th to April 30th, 2020, with an opening reception on March 5th, from 5 to 8 pm. Enjoy refreshments provided by Pink House Alchemy and live music by Ben Harris, Director of Operations at Symphony of Northwest Arkansas. The opening and exhibition are free and open to the public-no tickets required.
Find more information at fenixfayettevilleart.com or (484) 767-2475. Fenix Fayetteville is located just off the square at 16 West Center Street, Fayetteville.