St. Louis, MO, USA, 2017-Sep-21 — /EPR Network/ — Missouri Fiber Artists presents Speaking of Fiber! 2017, at Maryville University’s Morton J May Gallery. 164 pieces entered, 49 pieces selected, sizes range from small, approximately 12 x 12, to 6′ h x 5’w. MoFA’s biennial show challenged members with the theme “An Altered Environment”. Our air, water and ground are being polluted by human practices.
Since 2011, Speaking of Fibers! has been designed to draw exemplary fiber art from around Missouri and the Midwest. Artists must include a statement about the inspiration and meaning of their works. MoFA’s juror responds to every entered piece with a short paragraph. Established, experienced fiber artists, as well as those new to producing art are members. Writing statements and receiving responses, is one of the ways MoFA acts as a training ground for artists at every level of experience and proficiency. Ms. McCavour (Juror) has done an exemplary job of responding to MoFA members.
From a field of 164 entries. Forty-nine pieces have been included in this show. Pieces range in size from small jewels to large pieces of fiber art. MoFA members use a broad range of fiber methods, from traditional embroidery and felting – with an artist’s twist, to multi fiber sculptures.
Reception – November 9, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00
Juror’s Talk at the reception – 6:00
Amanda McCavour, juror, is a young Canadian fiber artist working with paper and stitched thread work, among numerous materials.
Show Duration – November 9 through December 15, 2017