Sunday, April 25, 2010

Fiber Art International 2010

My suit "American Made" is in FI 2010. It is an honor to be in this show, in the good company of fantastic fiber artists from around the globe. The conference and catalog surrounding the exhibition were well-put together, and visiting Pittsburgh is always a joy. What a wonderful city. I had time to walk through several neighborhoods when I was there, and in every one of them, there was an open window where a classical musician was playing. Even in my friend Joanne's home, her husband Layo is a musician from Venezuala, so I heard him practicing with his traditional music group. It was like one long dance through the city every day.

I also need to comment on the many wonderful artists I met. Everyone had a chance to share something about their work during the Fiber Art Forum. I have never been part of a show where there was so much interest in everyone else, and the willingness to share techniques and stories. I have a lot of new friends! In particular, I learned a lot about paper making from a fellow New Englander, Jennifer Davies, that Canada has an intriguing lottery system from felter Andrea Graham, and what it is REALLY like to live in Hawaii (firework mania and bugs that can move furniture) from Leisa Rich.

To see more about the show and the artists:

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