‘Currents’ features 3rd install of group’s fiber art at Sunderland Gallery

The Cathedral Arts Project is launching Currents, an exhibition by EDGE, an international contemporary fiber arts group on April 24th, 1-3:00 pm.  The show in CAP’s Sunderland Gallery will run the gamut of fiber-design approaches using water color, screen print, quilting, and both hand and machine- stitched constructions. 

Eleven artists will show 17 works with a promise to display a strong personal vision ranging from Omahan Karen Stiehl Osborn’s “A Sense of Loss” to themes of cherishing our environment and working through our worries about its future. “Smoke & Ashes,” shown, is by Charlotte Ziebarth of Boulder, Colorado. 

A 36”x36” marvel of craftsmanship which began life as digitally derived photos, then printed on silk, layered, fused, painted and stitched, “Smoke & Ashes” is a mesmerizing piece.  This is the third fiber arts presentation of EDGE at Cathedral Arts Project.

Along with Kaneko’s huge fiber show launched in  February, 2015, and the upcoming Sheila Hicks fiber installation in June at Joslyn Art Museum, it is clear that this art medium has much to offer today’s viewers in the Metro. 

Currents is juried by Gina Adams from the Visual Arts faculty at Naropa University at Boulder, Colorado and curated by Sharon Bass of Lawrence, Kansas. Both are fiber artists. The Sunderland Gallery Cathedral Arts Project is at 3900 Webster Street. Opening April 24 to June 5, 2016, Gallery hours are Tues through Friday, 11am-4pm, Sat, 10-2:00 and every 3rd Sunday, 11-4:00pm (402-551-4888).

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