Intertwined: A Contemporary Fibers Exhibit

June 23 – August 14, 2022
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 23, 5-7 pm
Intertwined: A Contemporary Fibers Exhibit is a dual exhibition coming this summer! Two of our galleries will feature the work of fiber artists Emily Bennett, Jen Broemel, Wendy Franklin, Jamie Lynn Lewin, and Kyle Channing Smith. The third gallery will be open to artisans whose exhibit submissions ­­­reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes, and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines.

GUILKEY & GRANDE ROOM GALLERIES

EMILY BENNETT
Terre Haute

I am passionate about creating sculptures specifically in steel and fiber, but my body of work is comprised of a variety of mediums and processes.  I believe art should be fun, easy to access and own, and shared with everyone!

JEN BROEMEL
Indianapolis

My works are intuitively stitched, vibrantly colored, and geometrically abstracted paintings of cloth and thread.
I am drawn to cloth for its material tactility, and responsiveness. My intention is to inspire others to look at the world around them more carefully, more mindfully, to see the extraordinary in the discarded, to notice the beauty in the mundane.

WENDY FRANKLIN
Indianapolis

Using centuries-old techniques which involve intricate layering of individual fibers she transforms raw materials into yards of luminous color. Franklin’s tactile creations speak to both the strengths and fragilities of the human condition.

JAMIE LYNN LEWIN
Chicago

The work is the product of practices of meditation and channeling through the ritual of craft and explores the psychological and spiritual dimensions of human experience through various traditions of needlework including needlepoint, embroidery, applique, beading, sewing, punch needle, and needle tatting, as well as the traditions of weaving and dyeing.

KYLE CHANNING SMITH
Indianapolis

Typically led by ideas, rather than process, I’ve had my hand in a little bit of everything, art-wise. I especially like working with yarn, though. It’s soft and pretty and makes people say “wait…that’s art?” Be it personal, political, or something else entirely, I enjoy making work that playfully allows the viewer to ponder multiple meanings.

REDBUD GALLERY

Call for textile & fiber artists!

Artisans are invited to enter AMOA’s first textile/fiber competition and exhibition. AMOA will exhibit submissions that ­­­reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes, and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines. Artists are encouraged to include a statement about each of their individual pieces or a general statement about their work in fiber and textiles

This competitive exhibit will be showcased alongside Intertwined: A Contemporary Fibers Exhibit.

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