By Leslie Gober
JSU News Bureau
The Jacksonville State University Art Department is hosting
the DeSoto Fiber Guild Invitational through Jan. 20th in Hammond
Hall Art Gallery. Admission is free and the public is invited.
Diana Cadwallder, associate professor of art, helped design
the exhibit, whose theme is Wrap and Weft: Functional to Fun
Fiber. The exhibit displays works made from raw material and
some man-made products.
"Common to all fiber work is a deep connection to culture and
historical background," said Ms. Cadwallader. "The delight of
making something with one's hands that is both a pleasure to
see and touch."
The works in this exhibit range from traditional to modern.
Examples of basketry and papermaking are also on display. The
works were created by people with years of experience as well
as those just beginning.
"The exhibit is by no means comprehensive, and indeed, several
large shows could be dedicated to a single weave pattern or
technique, but it does demonstrate the range of fiber arts,"
Fiber Arts in the exhibit are on sale. For more information
please call Cadwallder at 782-5564.