The "kimonos" in the exhibition were all made by members of Fiberart Northeast, the fiber art group which I am so happy to be a part of. You may remember that last year, our group made totems as a special exhibition for the Northern Star Quilt Guild (NSQG) show, an annual local quilt show. This year Jane (Davila), our fearless leader, suggested that we make pieces inspired by the shape of a kimono for NSQG. Twenty-six members of the group stepped up to the challenge and made all sorts of amazing pieces, ranging from ice-dyed cloth to intricately pieced silk.
Lucky for us, the owners of the ArtQuilt Gallery NYC happened to see the exhibition and expressed interest in having our kimonos hang in their space during August.
This past Saturday, many of our members gathered at the gallery to ooh and ahh over our kimonos in the gallery. They were hung beautifully and looked absolutely great in the professional lighting and clean space. We were all so excited!
|On the outside, looking in|
|Looking in from another angle|
|Checking out some of the kimonos |
Top row (artists) from left: Carole Hoffman, Renee Fleuranges Valdes, Nike Cutsumpas, Nancy Mirman
Bottom Row (artists) from left: Vivien Zepf, Norma Schlager, Barbara Sferra
|A sampling of the art|
Top row (artists) from left: Nike Cutsumpas, Nancy Mirman
Middle row(artists) from left: Barbara Sferra, Andrea Shedletsky
Bottom row (artists) from left: Carolyn Spiegal, Donna Chambers