Archived: Soulful Journeys: Connecticut Fiber Artists Collective March 12 – April 23

Archived: Soulful Journeys: Connecticut Fiber Artists Collective March 12 – April 23

Date:Mar 12, 2016 Ages: Price: Type: Location:

March 12 – April 23, 2016: Soulful Journeys. Come see this group exhibition featuring the works from the Connecticut Fiber Artists Collective. The exhibit opens with a reception on Saturday, March 12, 2016, 5-7 pm. The collective is a diverse group of artists who share a common passion, creating art from fiber. Organized in 2011, the founding members of CtFAC sought an informal network of committed fiber artists to support and provide one another with inspiration and instruction. Their vision continues to focus on mutual goals of artistic growth and development, while sharing art with the public.

The artistry of their work invites viewers to rethink the traditional concept of the quilt, expanding it from its original utilitarian origins and reimagining it as art. Original designs are created using a variety of techniques, including hand dyeing, felting, quilting, and appliqué, and then enhanced with embellishments such as beading, hand embroidery, and knitting.

For this exhibit the CTFAC took its inspiration from the nearby Connecticut River, with its suggestion of journeys, not only of the body, but of the spirit. Fiber artists represented in the exhibition include Christina Blais, Diane L. Cadrain, Carol R. Eaton, Mary Lachman, Karen Loprete, Linda Martin, Wanda N. Selden, Rosalind Spann, Antonia Torres, and Carol Vinick.

As special programming included with the exhibit, the collective will offer two workshops and an artist talk.

Workshop: The Art of Fabric Collage • Saturday, March 19, 10am-12 noon  Create original 8”x 10” fabric art pieces through instruction on the use of value, color, and design. Workshop fee: $30; Materials fee: $5. RSVP at 860-688-2528. Please RSVP to 860-688-2528.

Artist Talk: Saturday, April 9, 1-2 pm  Meet several of the exhibiting fiber artists and hear how their work reflects their own life journeys.

Workshop: Felted Labyrinth • Saturday, April 16, 10am-12 noon  Create a felted finger labyrinth, an effective meditation tool – both in creation and use, through instruction on the technique of needle felting with wool roving. Workshop fee: $30; Materials fee: $10. Please RSVP to 860-688-2528.

Exhibition hours for the Windsor Art Center are: Thursdays, 6-8:00pm; Saturdays, 10:00am to 4:00pm; and Sundays, 11:00am to 4:00pm.

This exhibit is supported in part through a sponsorship from Cigna and support from Vantis Life. For more information, please call 860.688.2528 or visit www.windsorartcenter.org.

5 Comments

  1. Stephen Estee says:

    You may remove my name (at P.O. Box 707, Suffield) from your mailing lists as I no longer reside in CT.

  2. Don says:

    You mention “Soulful is offering three workshops throughout the show” but there is no info about what/when they are?

    • Windsor Art Center says:

      Hi Ron,
      We made some more updates in regards to the events/workshops for the Fiber show and wanted to share with you.

      Saturday, March 19 • 10am – 12 noon
      Workshop: The Art of Fabric Collage Create original 8”X10” fabric art pieces through instruction on the use of value, color, and design. Workshop fee: $30; Materials fee: $5. RSVP at 860-688-2528.

      Saturday, April 9 • 1 – 2pm
      Artists Talk Meet several of the exhibiting fiber artists and hear how their work reflects their own life journeys. Free.

      Saturday, April 16 • 10am – 12 noon
      Workshop: Felted Labrynth Create a felted finger labyrinth,
      an effective meditation tool – both in creation and use, through instruction on the technique of needle felting with wool roving. Workshop fee: $30; Materials fee: $10. RSVP at 860-688-2528.

      Kind regards,
      Holly Pelton

  3. Meryl Roseman-Bloomer says:

    Please add me to your email list

    • Windsor Art Center says:

      Hello Meryl,
      I have just added you to our email list. You should be getting some eblasts with exciting things happing at the art center soon!
      Thanks,
      Holly Pelton
      Board of Director
      Windsor Art Center