I have had a unique opportunity to have some of my work in a museum for a special exhibit featuring the fiber arts for the months of April and May. What makes me smile about this, besides the obvious, is that recognition of the fibers arts seems to be on the rise in our world (or at least my part of Northern California).
Last year a local art gallery was featuring art that was created with fibers; woven, crocheted, knitted, or felted. Then a nearby museum has an entire exhibit for nearly 2 month focused on the history of fiber arts, ranging from the 1800’s to modern day works in a wide variety of mediums; crochet, knit, basketry, weaving, hand spun yarns, and felting. Then a local winery wants to host a love for fibers and wine this summer at their vineyard. Granted I know that I have many talented fiber artists, of many specialty areas, in my vicinity, but I can’t just believe that mine is the only area that is experiencing a renewed interest in my favorite arts. Check your local community and support all the fiber arts, even though I love crochet, I can appreciate anything made of yarn or thread!
(If you would like to see my exhibit piece and are in the Sacramento area, check out the Folsom Historic Museum, March 30- May 19, 2013 (open Tuesday through Sunday 11-4).