Women’s fiber art exhibit at Owens through March 23Written by Sarah Ottney | Managing Editor | email@example.com
An exhibit of fiber artwork made by area women will be on display at Owens Community College through March 23.
The free exhibit, titled “Women Working Together,” features both individual and collaborative works in a variety of fiber media and techniques, said Wynn Perry, coordinator of the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery. The gallery is located at Owens’ Center for Fine and Performing Arts at the Toledo area campus, 30335 Oregon Road, in Perrysburg.
“All the artists are very accomplished in whatever media they use,” Perry said. “Their work is very personal and very thoughtful. There’s a lot to look at visually, emotionally and socially.”
Participating artists are Sharon Hammer Baker of Findlay, Debby Bewley of Bowling Green, Gerry Brock of Perrysburg, Linda Drove of Toledo, Monica Edgerton-Sperry of Perrysburg, Judy Kahle of Wauseon, Patty Kehoe of Maumee, Susan Krueger of Bowling Green, Pamela MacGregor of McClure, Frances Parry of Monclova, Jo Scaife of Findlay, Connie Stark of Toledo and Letty Roller of Santa Fe, N.M.
All the artists are members of the local Fiberforum organization, a group of artists committed to providing a forum for discussing techniques and encouraging appreciation of the fiber craft.
Group members produce work in a variety of styles, including quilting, weaving, dyeing, knitting, embellishing, felting, stitching or making handmade paper, according to a news release.
“Fiber techniques, often considered to be predominantly feminism traditions, are used by artists associated with the Northwest Ohio group Fiberforum as a means of personal reflection and as ways to express what it means to exist in the world today,” Perry said in the release. “Attendees will truly enjoy the masterful fiber work of some the region’s most talented fiber artists.”
Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays as well as later hours (until 7 p.m.) on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The gallery is closed Sundays and will also be closed March 8-10 for spring break.
For more information, contact the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at (800) 466-9367, ext. 2721, or (567) 661-2721.