Cahoon Museum of American Art

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Tell Me a Story -- Chapter I: Narrative Themes in Contemporary Fiber Arts


The Cahoon Museum of American Art will present the exhibition Tell Me a Story -- Chapter I: Narrative Themes in Contemporary Fiber Arts from Feb. 1 through March 24, 2001. Twenty-four of the country's most imaginative and innovative fiber artists were invited to exhibit one or two examples of their art. The show represents a diversity of techniques, subjects and styles. The common denominator is that each piece has a strong narrative component.

The fiber techniques are as varied as the stories and include numerous examples of mixed-media approaches. Nancy Erickson paints her images on fabric and then quilts them. Susan Shie and James Acord add many found objects and Acord's leather constructions to their unique stream-of-consciousness quilts. (left: Barbara Sparre, Lady Godiva, appliqué, stumpwork, embroidery, 25 x 34 inches)

Other artists include: Renie Breskin Adams, embroidery; Mary Sheppard Burton, rug hooking; Linda Rae Coughlin, rug hooking; Mary Howe, book arts; Wendy Huhn, quilting; Rosita Johanson, embroidery; Verena Levine, quilting; Charlene Marsh, rug tufting; Carolyn Mazloomi, quilting; Anne McGinn, tapestry; Darrell Morris, embroidery; Colleen O'Rourke, embroidery and beading; Sarah Swett, tapestry; D. R Wagner, embroidery; Susan Whetstone-McCall, quilting; and Ann Winterling, rug hooking.

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