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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

THE FABRIC OF OUR LIVES

I love the title of this exhibit at the Inner City Christian Federation Blodgett Building (ICCF) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The 75-piece collection is on loan from Roberta Green Ahmanson. She says, “This show is about the fabric of our lives. That metaphor is apt, for like our lives, fabrics are made of many threads and many colors, they wear and unravel and need to be mended. They are approachable, inviting us to enter the many-layered worlds much like our own.”
If you get a chance, it is worth your while to stop by the ICCF at 920 Cherry Street, SE. Not only will you enjoy all the lovely works of fiber art, but a walk through this historic building is a real treat too. The exhibit covers three floors and is open weekdays through April 9th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: FREE
The above is untitled and is by British artist Julia Caprara. It is multilayered and is stunning.

There is a rich variety and diversity of cultures present in the show. "A Corner of India" (above) is by Wendy Green.

Pat Selman made the above dolls in 2008. They are part of an eight-piece collection titled "Looney Figures." Aren’t they precious!

One of my favorite pieces is "Surface Memories" by an unknown artist. I love the words embroidered across each block.

"Grass Study: Spring" is another interesting piece. It is by British artist Hillary Jenkins.
Hope you get a chance to view the exhibit in person. However, I know for most of you that is not possible, so I wanted to share a few photos with you.
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The Polka Dot Pineapple has a cute tutorial for flower hair pins (lots of other tuts too).


Until next time,
Caroll

3 comments:

Lurline said...

Just love that top quilt - I'd kill for it, lol!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Allie said...

Thank you so much for sharing those pics - I know I won't get to go. Those are wonderful!

Martina said...

Wow, great pictures! I am always amazed about the creativity!
Love your march cat, so cute!
Have a great day
Martina

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