Fiber art practices have a regional historical significance within our local craft history. In today’s contemporary technologically fueled world, textile artists are finding new ways to work with traditional materials, creating a dialog with the past and reflecting the significance of contemporary culture on our lives today. This exhibition of contemporary fiber art showcases artists from Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Artists Include: Alyse C. Bernstein, Tony Bible, Terry Boyd, Pam George Valone, Lisa M. Haabestad, Carolyn Kohut, Lauren Mangeri, Malgorzata Mosiek, Mike Nold, Meg Prall, Jane Ogren, Michael Radyk, Carly M. Reed, Louise Silk, Sarah Simmons.
Interwoven States is juried by Joanne Arnett. Joanne Arnett is a textile artist living in northern Ohio. She spent most of her creative career in Germany and California, working as an artist and photographer, as well as in the fashion industry. Her personal work combines the practices of photography and textiles into a single discipline and explores the dualities of transience and permanence, public and private, the mundane and the extraordinary. She has shown regionally and nationally. She is currently represented by Gallerie Noir in Texas. Joanne received her BFA from California Design College and her MFA from Kent State University. She is an assistant professor at Kent State University. www.joannearnett.net