SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Columbia FiberArts Guild
PO Box 19645
Portland, OR 97280-0645
CONTACT: Lynn Deal, CFG Exhibition Chair 971-303-0808 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ColumbiaFiberartsGuild.org
Rivers of Art
Salmon ladders, confluences, boats, maps, scenic views, hiking, fishing, swimming, architecture, boat racing - even a Manga cartoon - describe some of the fiber art on view at Portland Expo Center September 24, 25, and 26. Fifty works of art interpret the theme A River Runs Through It in the Columbia FiberArts Guild (CFG) annual art exhibit. This years theme compliments Northwest Quilting Expos overarching theme Living in the Pacific Northwest.
Wall hangings illustrate picturesque landscapes, dramatic abstractions and impressionistic imagery. Sculpture depicts embroidered fish, river banks of needle work, and a knitted mermaid. Clothing includes a coat of rippled textures and subtle hues of lavender and blue and a dress that features sparkling lace cascading like a waterfall from the shoulder.
The processes behind these pieces are just as intriguing. Artist Linda Say states, Art is a form of meditation for me. It is an evolutionary process. One idea sparks another and soon the concept is born. Along with that, the interplay of shapes is intriguing to me. The framing, the river and the circles in which the river runs through is the cohesive part that ties it all together, while artist Louise Fisher shares, It occurred to me that using fiber for knitting and crocheting could be a metaphor to show the connection and binding of the river and creatures, their relationship to the river, the web that they make with it.
Nine other exhibits are included with admission, in addition to a vendor mall and individual artists entries. Experience the fiber arts September 24, 25, and 26, 2015 at the Portland Exposition Center from 9:30 5 Thursday and Friday and 9 5 Saturday. Parking and entrance fees apply. For more information, visit www.nwquiltingexpo.com and www.columbiafiberartsguild.org.