Hands Across Missouri 2018

Hi folks,

I have two pieces on display in the 2018 Hands Across Missouri Exhibit in Chillicothe, Missouri. This is a juried exhibit put together by The Best of Missouri Hands. I participated in this exhibit last year and am excited to be included again this time around.

My pieces include The Universe Favors Spheres:

The Universe Favors Spheres | Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

And Marigold Merriment:

Marigold Merriment | Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

These pieces look really different from each other, and they are, but they also represent everything I love when I make art. I enjoy bright colors and high contrast and weirdo fluffy, glitzy yarns. I also enjoy dyeing wool with things from my garden and getting the subtle golden hues that come from nature. Basically, I am all over the place, and that is ok with me. Also, I made both of these pieces while we were in the upheaval of selling the house. I’m happy to have produced things during that stressful time.

Hands Across Missouri runs through August 30, 2018. The exhibit is at the Cultural Corner Gallery in Chillicothe, MO:

Cultural Corner Art Guild & Gallery
424 Locust Street
Chillicothe, MO 64601
(660) 240-5022

Hours:
Tuesday through Friday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 2 PM
Closed Sunday and Monday
Free and Open to the Public

There will be a closing reception from 5 – 8 PM on Thursday, August 30. The reception is free so stop by if you are in the area!

Until next time,
Annie

The Nature of Fiber Exhibit

Hello there, fiber folks! How’s it going? Mike and I are camping out in our house at the moment. We are in the midst of doing some house selling and some house buying, but we are hung up waiting on some paperwork. All of our stuff is in storage, but we have clothes and camp chairs and an air mattress. I don’t know when we will actually get to move, but soon, I hope. Soon.

I have been crocheting away while sitting in my camp chair and watching game shows from the 1970s on the laptop. One of the pieces I finished before we started all of this packing and moving business is on display at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center right now. Our group of Kansas City Fiber Artists is putting on “The Nature of Fiber,” a collection of works relating to fiber and nature. I saw a few of the pieces when I dropped off my work and it is a cool exhibit!

I used yarns I dyed with marigolds in the fall to create my piece. This is one is called “Marigold Merriment:”

Marigold Merriment | Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

You can see my piece and the work of 14 other artists through January and February:

Gorman Discovery Center
4750 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64110
Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM
Open until 7 PM on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month
Open 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 9 AM – 4 PM

On January 16th, there will be a Meet the Artists event from 6 PM – 7 PM at the Center. I’d love for you to stop by, see the show, and chat with all of us. Yay!

Until next time,
Annie