Keep Breathing Detail, Erin Lorenzen, Embroidery on bedsheet, 2020
The Fenix Gallery in Fayetteville will host its latest exhibition Sewn In: A Contemporary Look at Fiber Arts from March 5 through April 30 at the gallery on the north side of the downtown square.
The exhibition features artists from across the state, and includes new interpretations of traditional textile arts, including embroidery, quilting, dyeing, weaving, and felting.
Often worked on in the private sphere of the home, and often unseen, the medium of fiber art is sometimes overlooked and often dismissed. This exhibition challenges the instinct to dismiss the tradition, and pushes into the gallery space with new energy, demanding more visibility for warmth, softness, humanness, and connection.
Keep Breathing, Erin Lorenzen, Embroidery on bedsheet, 2020
Curator Erin Lorenzen will show her work alongside artists Jo Ann Kaminsky, Holly Laws, Laurie Foster, Dani Ives, Marianne Nolley, Brittyn Davis, Rosie Rose, Ziba Rajabi, Fawn Wonsower-Potter, Louise Halsey, Amanda Linn, Melissa Emily Gill, Melissa Lashbrook, Randi Curtis, Kimberly Kwee, Jarressa Johnson, Suzannah Schreckhise, Lauren Johnson, and Tina Oppenheimer.
An opening reception is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, March 5. Expect refreshments from Pink House Alchemy and live music by Ben Harris, director of operations at Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA).
Both the opening and exhibition are free and open to the public.
New exhibition at The Fenix Gallery
What: Sewn In: A Contemporary Look at Fiber Arts
When: March 5 – April 30
Where: Fenix Fayetteville, 16 W. Center Street
Hours: Wed-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 9am-2pm