PLEASE join us for...
Made by Hand
A regional juried exhibition sponsored by the St. Louis Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art.
Sept 8 - October 8, 2009
Crossroads Art Studios and Gallery, 501 N. Kingshighway, St. Charles MO 63301. Gallery hours: Wed - Fri Noon-5pm; Sat by appointment.call 314 581-3748
Reception: Friday Sept 11, 7-9pm
IT8 bus tour: Saturday, October 3
Felted Teka workshop with Nino Hecht: Sunday, October 4, 1-4pm
Juried by fiber artist Jo Stealey. Stealey is an art professor and head of the fiber department at the University of Missouri - Columbia. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally; and is in several permanent collections. Stealey explores aspects of drawing, writing, sculpting, and assembling, all through her expansive use of handmade paper. She states, “I am searching for a visceral response that touches a place within us where no words exist to describe our emotion.” Naturally occurring shapes and structures inspire Stealey's works.
Juried into the exhibition: Roxanne Phillips, Pat Owoc, Jennifer Weigel, Virginia Dragshutz, Clairan Ferrono, Nino Hecht, Lydia Brockman, Linda Elkow, Jean Mills, Janice Nesser, Kathy Weaver, Betsy dollar, Christine Ilewski, Trish Williams, Lisa Becker, Marie Samuels, Evie Shucart and Leslie Hume.
Image above: Worn, Rag rug weaving; cotton warp and dissembled clothing on hanger, $300,114"x17," Jennifer Weigel
Felted Teka Workshop by Nino Hecht
WCA-STL sponsored workshop in conjunction with “Made By Hand” and IT8
Date: Sunday, October 4th, 1-4pm
Duration: 3 Hours
Tuition $45 for Current WCA members, $55 for non- members (Includes materials)
Make your own 8X12 decorative hand-felted piece of WALL ART using wet and needle felting techniques and YOUR IMAGINATION!!!! NO prior experience necessary!!!
Workshop will introduce you to an ancient craft of felt making. You will use various wool fibers/embellishments and observe interaction of organic fibers when water and agitation shape and transform them into a piece of art. To register, please call Crossroads Art Studios at 636-724-0288.
Artist: Born and raised in the Eastern European country of Georgia, Nino was fascinated with rich cultural heritage and abundance of folk craft techniques. An eco-friendly alternative to animal fur, hand-made felt has become an inspiration for her two and three dimensional art, wearable art and jewelry. Nino incorporates wet felting technique with subtle needle-felting touches to create unique textiles.