Fiber Content III opens Friday and will feature the work of the following artists:
Christine Casten, Jacque Davis, Katherine Ehlmann, Jan Foulk, Shirley
Nachtrieb, Laura Saunders Kaiser, Kathleen Stratton, Leslie Uljee,
Exhibition Dates: Sept 4 - Oct 8, 2015
Opening Reception: Sept 4: 6-8pm
Deniszczuk is a well known local fiber artist whose main mediums are
felt making, both wearable and sculptural, as well as sculptural
basketry. Shemarries both of her loves in her sculptural work which
consists of felt forms surrounded by coiled basketry. She enjoys the
process of felt making from undyed wool to the final product. She dyes
her wools and silk and creates unique sculptural forms that are
thenembellished with hand stitching. She encompasses each felt form
within an undulating hard form made of coiled, hand dyed pine needles
that are hand stitched together with waxed linen thread.
has studied felt making with world renowned felt makers such as, Mehmet
Girgic (Turkish felt maker), Sharon Costello, Martien Van Zuilen ( New
Zealand), Pam MaGregor, Katerina Mokeyeva (Russia), and Lisa Klakulak
just to name a few. Felt making has been a lifelong passion especially
using it in a sculptural form. Tracy began making felt in college where
she majored in Fine Arts with anemphasis on fiber art and a minor in
printmaking from Southern Illinois University. She continues to work in
her St. Charles, MO studio and hosts a wet felt making study group that
is a part of the Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis. She is on the exhibition
committee and jury committee for the Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis as
well. Other memberships are Surface Design Association, Missouri Fiber
Artists, and National Basketry Organization.
Framations Custom Framing & Art Gallery
218 North Main Street ~ St Charles, Missouri 63301
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Sunday, August 16, 2015
I am long past the days of apologizing for not posting here more regularly. It is an easy decision I can either be creating or wrestling with my computer and creating usually wins ....art wins over housecleaning as well which is why you don't get invited to our house unless we have 2 days notice to clean. There is an exception to this rule ...those of you who also let clutter win and I have seen it with my own eyes you know who you are. There are those out there who tell me their house is a mess and not to worry about it. I have seen their house when they are calling it a disaster and it is clear to me we don't share the same view on what a clean house looks like. I suspect a few minutes in the clutter palace (aka our home) might cause them discomfort. So sparing them this suffering seems to me to be the best course of action. Unless of course they want to come out and help me reorganize the studio.
I'll pay with artwork.
Thank You to Paul and Kathy it was fun.
If you are interested here is the link to the article.
A Thread of the Everyday World
Proving my point that good things happen on the beach... while there I learned On View magazine was covering the Art Cloth Networks Illumination exhibit and had selected 4 artists to showcase in the article: Joy Lavrencik, Linda Dawson, Barbara Schneider and Jacque Davis. Believe me I had a bit of a tingle when I went to On View to see what they were about and saw a review of a Dale Chilhuly exhibit. The magazine wrote an exceptional article about art cloth perhaps one of the best descriptions I have ever seen. To see the article follow the link. For those of you traveling to Florida it is a great resource if you like to visit art galleries.
I'll keep the clutter palace alive, continue making art, enjoying live music, baseball, art shows and running into Paul.