Our beautiful Museum in Ojai opened up their very first Fiber Arts Show, celebrating the vast variety of Fiber Artists in the county of Ventura. It has been a huge success, and I am so grateful and proud to be a part of it. The public has responded ecstatically to the “Modern Folk Art” feel the fiber arts have.
Here are my gowns in the process of being installed by the museums curator Michelle Ellis Pracy. She has done an absolutely amazing job of creating this wonderful flow between all the different items, textures and colors.
And the final installment……
A happy me with one of my dear friends and models Lisa West at the opening reception.
A crowded opening reception, the most successful ever!
Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo in front of her Tibetan Thangka and two of her portraits. Amazing Lady with Amazing Work!
A close up of her intricate work and embroidery.
An admirer of John Nava’s woven tapestry. He was commissioned to do over 100 portraits of different saints for the Los Angeles Cathedral, and he modeled them all after residents of Ojai!
Fabulous Paper Artist, and one of my favorites, Linda Taylor explaining her process.
And here is her Paper Gown, illuminated with female portraits and love poems.
Gerri Johnson-McMillan with her famous Zooids, in metal, fiber and beads.
I just can’t resist showing Fran Bulwa’s woven multimedia “Sonny and Chair” She makes my heart sing:-)
Michelle invites to a “Town Talk” where she moderates a Q and A with the fiber artists and invites the public to participate as well.Very popular, so much so she is doing a second one March 17th:-)