I have three pieces included in a new group show at the Smalter Gallery in Kansas City, MO. “Small Art” features artwork in a variety of styles and mediums that are, well, small-ish. Several local artists are included in the show.
The Smalter Gallery is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 1PM – 7PM, and by appointment.
“Small Art” opens Friday, November 12 and runs through December 31.
Small Art November 12, 2021 – December 31, 2021 The Smalter Gallery 1802 W 39th St. Kansas City, MO 64111
All of the pieces in this exhibit are collaborative works between two MoFA members. We were randomly paired, then asked to explore an element of art: line, color, shape, form, value, space, or texture. My partner, Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone, and I chose color for our element. I focused on the presence of color, and Amber focused on the absence of color. We were each to finish about half of a 10” x 10” piece, then ship it off to the other person to complete the piece.
Here are our completed pieces, hanging in the UCM gallery space (photo by University of Central Missouri):
One of the things I loved about this project was that Amber and I both interpreted “half of a 10” x 10” piece” very literally—we both sent 5” x 10” pieces to each other for finishing.
Counterpoints runs through January 30, 2021. You can see all the pieces in the exhibit here.
Missouri Fiber Artists’ Counterpoints University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art & Design 217 East Clark Street Warrensburg, MO 64093 Monday – Friday 8AM – 5PM Thursday 8AM – 8PM Saturdays 12PM- 4PM Capacity limited to 10 people at a time due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Masks and physical distancing is required.
First Annual Kansas City Stockyards Gallery Fiber Exhibition Kansas City Stockyards Gallery 1600 Genessee Street, Suite 161 Kansas City, MO 64102 Friday 1 PM – 5 PM Saturday: 11 AM – 3 PM Sunday- Thursday: Open by appointment, call ahead to 816-719-7889 to schedule Opening Reception: Friday, October 16, 5:00 – 9:00 PM Virtual Exhibit
I’m excited to be a part of “The Smalter Gallery presents: The MoFA show, an exhibition of work by local fiber artists” at the Smalter Gallery in Kansas City, MO. My Earth Series is included in the show.
The Smalter Gallery is currently open by appointment only due to COVID-19. Please contact the gallery to schedule an appointment to see our work.
Because in-person viewing is a little more difficult at this time, we will have an online opening Friday, July 24, 2020 at 6PM. Information on that event is available on Facebook.
The Smalter Gallery presents: The MoFA show An exhibition of work by local fiber artists July 19th – August 21st The Smalter Gallery 1802 W 39th St. Kansas City, MO 64111 The gallery is currently open by appointment only; call 816-200-2554 to schedule an appointment
The 2020 International Freeform Fiberart Guild’s Annual Challenge gallery is live! My piece for the collection is called “The Fire Inside”:
The IFFFG is a collection of freeform crochet artists from around the world. We gather online to select a theme for our challenge each year. Members interpret the theme however they wish. Our theme for this year was Brilliance—the Fire Within.
This theme had me stumped for months. I was 100% sure I wasn’t going to participate in this year’s challenge because I just had no idea what I was going to make. As the deadline approached, I decided to give it one last shot.
I started with color. I pulled a bunch of fiery embroidery flosses from my stash and started crocheting. My original thought was to make a brooch because it would be small and at least I would have done something. My brooch quickly grew into something larger, and this necklace began to take shape.
I’ve never made a necklace like this before, and I must say, I am really happy with it.