THE BRINTON MUSEUM, in partnership with Sheridan Creative Fiber Guild, presents “Small Expressions”, an annual juried exhibition showcasing 31 contemporary small-scale, mixed-media works using different fiber or textile techniques in a variety of media. This marvelous exhibit is originated by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. and speaks to the artistic expression found in the intimacy of design in works that are “small” in scale. The artists in this show incorporate both traditional and nontraditional materials while paying attention to the limitations imposed in creating small-scale works. “Small Expressions” opens in the S. K. Johnston, Jr. Family Gallery on March 31 and continues through May 9, 2021.
A reception, free to the public, takes place on Saturday, March 13, from 2 to 4 PM.
Workshops: The Creative Fiber Guild will host both adult and children’s workshops on Beginning Rigid Heddle and Kids Weaving Workshops at The Brinton Museum. The Beginning Rigid Heddle Class is taught by Deb Essen of DJE Handwovens in Montana, and takes place at on March 27 and March 28. Two children’s weaving workshops on paper weaving and mini-tapestry weaving on a cardboard loom take place on April 17 and are taught by Ann Arndt of Sheridan. For information and how to register for a workshop, contact Donna Stubbs at The Fiber House at 307-673-0383.
The Handweavers Guild of America
Founded in 1969, The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. is a nonprofit association of fiber artists with the mission to educate, support and inspire the fiber arts community. Its programming includes Convergence, a biennial international fiber art conference; a quarterly publication of Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot magazine; Small Expressions, an annual juried exhibit of small-scale works, a certification program (COE) in the art disciplines of handweaving, handspinning, dyeing and basketmaking; a scholarship fund, and more. Additional information about the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. is available at WeaveSpinDye.org