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By a Thread: The Fine Art of Fiber opens on Saturday, May 14 at Ridgefield Guild of Artists

By A Thread: The Fine Art of Fiber, curated by Ridgefield Guild of Artists’ member, Nancy Moore, opens on Saturday, May 14th with a reception from 4-6pm.  It is free and open to all.  Forty-four artists from Connecticut and beyond, plan to display their creations, along with six pieces on loan from private collections. 

This exhibition “focuses on fiber and fiber techniques including plant material and other media on the edge of what we normally think of as fibrous; knotting, weaving, tying, etc.,” says curator Moore.  “As the work of participating artists like Sheila Hicks and Judith Scott gain national recognition, the possibilities of fiber as a purely artistic (as opposed to functional) form has exploded.”  Moore has been planning and concentrating exclusively on this show for more than a year.  She has spent countless hours visiting studios and consulting with the contributing artists.  It now all comes together in a vibrant exhibition that explores the endless possibilities of fiber as a fine art form.  

This exhibition opens Saturday, May 14 and continues through Sunday, June 19. There are many events planned during the run of the show, including Walk & Talks with participating artists on Sundays, May 22, 29 and June 5, 12 and 19. 

Ridgefield Guild of Artists is located at 34 Halpin Lane in Ridgefield, CT.  Gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday, noon-4pm.  Visit rgoa.org or call 203.438.8863 for more information on this show and all of Ridgefield Guild of Artists offerings.   

(Pictures provided by Mary Harold)

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