Mingei: Forms In Wood And Fiber

Mingei International Museum


FORMS IN WOOD AND FIBER–Southern California New Work – featured the work of six distinguished San Diego wood artists and California Fibers — an exemplary group of artist craftsmen from Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. Recognizing the rich diversity of excellent wood and fiber artist craftsmen in this region, the exhibition was conceived as a lively conversation among peers and between two artistic media. Both fresh perspectives on traditional forms and cutting-edge contemporary expressions were included in works of superior design and craftsmanship.
California Fibers was founded in 1970 in San Diego with the purpose of providing professional advancement for contemporary fiber artists. The creative imagination and excellent craftsmanship exhibited by the members place them in the highest echelon of contemporary fiber artists. The group has an extensive exhibition history in the USA and abroad, and some of its members are recipients of prestigious awards from around the world. Their creative expression includes weaving, basketry, sculpture, surface design, wearables and mixed media. Members included in the exhibition: Charlotte Bird, Ashley Blalock, Carrie Ann Burckle, Marilyn McKenzie Chaffee, Doshi, Jacy Diggins, Christie L. Dunning, Gail Fraser, Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Susan Hart Henegar, Carol E. Lang, Cheryl Lommatsch, Carol Mckie Manning, Kathy Miller, Ellen Phillips, Michael Rohde, Carol Shaw-Sutton, Valentyna Roenko Simpson, Cameron Taylor-Brown, David Weidig and Peggy Wiedemann.
A lively series of artist craftsman demonstrations, lectures, studio visits and workshops for children and adults accompanied the six-month exhibition.


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