Carrie Miller, “(Pass) Through” (detail)

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March 2018

When Boundaries Begin To Fade: Elaine Longtemps Solo Exhibition

March 23-May 4 St. Charles, MO United States

Solo Exhibition of fiber sculptures and fiber wall hangings.

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April 2018

Textiles Transcending: Tyra Shackleford and Margaret Roach Wheeler

April 3-May 19 Duncan, OK United States

Fascinating fiber artists and Chickasaw members, Tyra and Margaret, have been friends for years, but this will be the first time they will exhibit their award-winning work together. Shackleford's honors include, but not limited to: a first place and best of division in the Southwest Association of Indian Arts (SWAIA) Indian Market held annually at Santa Fe, New Mexico; a first place for her work in the Cultural Diverse category in the Southeastern Art Show and Market (2017); and a…

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WOMEN IN WOOD

April 5-April 30 Port Townsend, WA United States

WOMEN IN WOOD profiles the work of 14 professional women woodworkers from around the country. Opening night is April 7th, 5:30pm and Artists' Talk April 8th at 1pm. The show closes April 30th. Image: Night Freight: Quirky Cargo by Betty Scarpino

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Bricks & Blocks Exhibition

April 16-May 25 Grinnell, IA United States

The exhibit features a solo exhibition of fiber works, and a site-responsive installation created in partnership with the Grinnell Community. During the opening reception, visitors are invited to work alongside the artist to create elements for the interactive installation. The installation will be available to be moved, stacked, and investigated by any visitors for the duration of the exhibit.

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The Textile Connection: A Dialogue

April 27-June 7 Birmingham, MI United States

The exhibition explores relationships among a variety of objects selected from the members’ collections, including flat-woven fabrics, carpets & historic textile fragments, kimonos, ponchos, tunics, theatrical costumes, hats, baskets, & some related tools & materials. Programs include a gallery talk & sessions that invite visitors to bring pieces from their own collections for discussion with members of the Textile Connection. Members (* artist showing current work): Ben Bennett-Carpenter, Lynn Bennett-Carpenter*, Nancy Brennan, Vince Castagnacci*, Bradley Cross, Annica Cuppetelli*, Alan Darr,…

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Blue/Green: Color/Code/Context

April 29-May 6 Wilton, CT United States

Artists Reception and Opening Details: Saturday, April 28th, 1- 6 p.m About: This April 28th to May 6, 2018 browngrotta arts will host Blue/Green: color/code/context, a multi-media group art exhibition in Wilton, Connecticut. For its 2018 Art in the Barn exhibition, browngrotta arts challenged artists to enter a blue/green period of their own and provide work that explores these colors, literally or symbolically. The colors evoke myriad connotations. There was ground for those interested in exploring color as code for…

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May 2018

Color and Texture in Fiber

May 3-May 31 Simsbury, CT United States

An exhibition of fiber art by Helene Kusnitz.

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India Through Beginner’s Eyes: New Textiles by Michael James

May 4-May 25 Omaha, NE United States

Solo exhibition of new work synthesizing impressions of India's actual and metaphorical spaces.   Press release: IndiaBeginner's_Eyes_newsrelease

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June 2018

Sha Sha Higby in Paper Wings III

June 10 7:30 pm Mill Valley, CA United States

A journey of life, death and rebirth using ephemeral images created with the whimsical manipulation of hand-crafted materials, textures and exotic sculptural costume. Interwoven with shadow puppetry, dance and intricate props, Sha Sha Higby’s work creates a journey in which movement and stillness meet, binding us together as if in an invisible web. Sha Sha Higby started out making dolls and pursued the art of puppetry and sculpture in her early years. In 1971 she had a great opportunity to…

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July 2018

GREAT BASIN BASKETRY EXHIBITION/ HGA CONVERGENCE RENO

July 6-July 12 Reno, NV United States

Great Basin refers to the geographical bowl of the area and is a source of natural weaving materials for the basket maker. The area has been used over the centuries by the native peoples who have called the Great Basin their home. Extending the concept of using indigenous materials, this exhibit encourages and emphasizes the use of materials from the artist's environment and features functional or nonfunctional, traditional or nontraditional forms in basketry techniques.

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