Saturday, September 29, 2012

Another Fabulous Fiber Exhibit!

My Tapestry Spiral by Nicki Bair, CFA Member

I spoke today at the reception for the Contemporary Fiber Works Exhibit by the California Fiber Artists at the Grand Theatre in Tracy. What a wonderful gallery; newly renovated, bright, light, airy and filled with beautiful fiber work.  I was especially pleased with how the curator, William Wilson arranged My Tapestry Spiral.  I have written previously how each curator can add their personal touch when installing the piece.  It was partially attached to the wall and partially draped over a pillar.   It's cool how the short warp ends hand down so neatly in contrast with the the longer pieces at the other end.

The other fiber pieces were extraordinary; great diversity, very creative and extremely well executed.  California Fiber Arts is a collective of independent fiber artists offering a fusion of fiber and mixed-media in both 2D and 3D. Here's a quick view of the main gallery.  Photos do not do these pieces justice.  You really need to see them from about five feet away and then go up real close and check out the details.  Being up close to these pieces is simply divine.  The detail is astonishing.

Partial View of Gallery set up for Gallery Talk

I must admit, I have never been to Tracy.  I have passed it many many times on the freeway on my trips between LA and SF/Sacramento.  I recommend you take a rest stop in Tracy and check out the gallery.   If they are closed simply peek in the window - you can see most of the pieces...just not close up!

View of Lobby with Three Bilingual Geese by Louse Schiele
and Magnolias by Terry Waldron, both CFA members

Contemporary Fiber Works by California Fiber Arts
September 9th - October 27th
Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
715 Central Ave. Tracy, CA 95376
Open Tuesday-Friday 10-6pm
Saturday 10-2pm

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