New fiber art exhibition at Pickens County Museum

The Pickens County Cultural Commission is pleased to present Connecting Concept & Medium: Fiber Art in South Carolina at the Pickens County Museum of Art & History. This exhibition, featuring works by 27 of South Carolina’s finest fiber artisans, runs Sept. 7 – November 14. The opening reception is Sept. 7 from 5 – 8 p.m.

Connecting Concept & Medium is an invitational exhibition that, in some sense of the word, will survey the wide ranges of fiber art being currently created in our state by established, as well as, up-and-coming artists. While there are hints to the history and evolution of fiber art and prevailing ideologies, this exhibit is less a history show and more about the artists working in all fiber categories, including weaving, needlework, quilting, wearables, paper & felting, mixed fiber, surface design, sculpture and installation.

Exhibition artists: Paige Alexander, Beth Andrews, Jim Arendt*, Lois Bro, Jocelyn Châteauvert*^, Robin Ann Cooper, Cathy Coster, Mary Edna Fraser*~, Fran Gardner, Terry Jarrard-Dimond*^, Patricia Kerko, Christina Laurel, Susan Lenz, Connie Lippert, Lee Malerich*^, Beth Melton*~, Jeanette Moody, Dottie Moore, Marlene O’Bryant-Seabrook, Bonnie B. Ouellette, Beth Robertson, Alice Schlein, Gail Sexton, Susan Sorrell, Chris Tedesco, Marilyn Wall, and Michael Wiernicki.

Connecting Concept & Medium is sponsored in part by Cornell-Dubilier, Earth Design, Pickens Savings & Loan and South Carolina Bank & Trust. The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is funded in part by Pickens County, members and friends of the museum and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Located at the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens, S.C., the museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed.

* S.C. Arts Commission Fellow

^ work included in the S.C. State Art Collection

Artists’ Ventures Initiative grantee

Via: Pickens County Museum of Art & History