Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Day-Tripping To Crafts National 2012

There is an interesting exhibit currently at the Mulvane Museum, located on the Washburn University campus in Topeka, Kansas. 

From 1089 works submitted from across the US & Canada, only 100 pieces were selected. A full variety of media are present but I was especially excited to see the fiber works. Here are just a few:

Nowhere To Hide, Pieced vintage clothing embellished with metallic thread. 33" x 52" x 1.5", Libby & Jim Mijanovich, Marshall, NC

Passage IV, Handmade felt, 15" x 15" x 3", Sharron Parker, Raleigh, NC

Andrea's Tree, Sewn & cut felt, pins, 48" x 36" x 2", Timea Tihanyi, Seattle, WA

Ties That Bind-scarfs, Digitally printed cotton voile and silk, 54" x 18", Marianne van Ooij, Brooklyn, NY

And, couldn't leave this one out (on the far wall).
Can't See The Forest For The Trees, Cotton & Polyester Thread, 36" x 108", Rachelle Gardner, Mission, KS

 A detail of Forest. Can you find the frog?

If you are in the area before this free exhibit ends, or are close enough for a Day Trip, consider going. It is worth it.