|Nancy Billings "Skin Deep" will be in "Fresh Design" (Photo courtesy of the artist)|
Yater, a fiber artist and area director for the Florida Craftsmen, planned a regional exhibition that would feature some of the best artists working in the fiber arts, which she says are often considered as mostly quilts and clothing. "It is my hope that this show of fiber artists would help to educate the public as to a more contemporary approach to making art with various fabrics and textile-related materials while incorporating beads, wood, metal and paper," she says. "'Art quilts' today are being presented in very non-traditional methods. The fiber sculpture has taken a turn that often rivals that of traditional fine art sculpture. Clothing has reached a level of 'art to wear.'"
The show opens 6-8:30 p.m. July 19 and runs through Aug. 16 at Second Avenue Studio
Florida Atlantic University's Downtown Campus, S.E. Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale (954-762-5695 or Kaesteve@fau.edu). Regular gallery hours are 4-6 p.m. Wednesday and noon to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
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