Woven into Our Fibers showcases the artwork of 10 innovative regional artists:
Alexandria P. Clay (Durham, NC)
Barbara Campbell Thomas (Climax, NC)
Cassandra Liuzzo (Greensboro, NC)
Gordon Holliday (Charlotte, NC)
Jennifer Reis (Martinsville, VA)
Julio Gonzalez (Charlotte, NC)
Noelani Jones (Thurmont, MD)
Sharron Parker (Durham, NC)
Taari Coleman (Durham, NC)
When preparing for this exhibition, the CVA sought out artists who are working with the materials and ideas of fiber in new and thoughtful ways, while at the same time honoring the long and rich history of the fiber arts.
These artists each have their own unique approach to working with fibers – some literally work with textile fibers, while others explore metaphorical fibers and/or use unexpected materials as the fiber they create with. Their work is as diverse as they are, delving into themes of sustainability and re-use; color and form; nature and the land; storytelling of our past, present, and future; family histories; and the traditions of fibers and textiles.
In spite of their variety, the works in this exhibition weave together an interesting visual conversation about who we are, our interconnection, and what makes us.
Exhibiting Artist, Taari Felice invites the public to come into the gallery on Monday evenings to create in community and contribute to a slow growing forest. Taari's vision for their work in the exhibition is to slowly build a forest in the gallery, mostly using fibers/textiles. As you visit, and return, you will see this work change and grow.
Masks will be required the entire time you are in the CVA for this event to protect our communities. We do have masks available by the door should you forget yours.
If you have questions you can contact Taari directly firstname.lastname@example.org