Tuesday, July 17, 2012

"Voices" fiber art show opening Fri July 20 at the BBAC

After the Rain
Sue Holdaway Heys

Voices is a fiber art invitational organized by Anne Hiemstra. The show features work from nine fiber artists showing work that expresses their individual artist voices.

From the Voices website:

For the visual artist, “voice” is a metaphor for the distinct and recognizable manner in which we communicate with the viewer.  The vocal artist uses pitch, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, phrasing, and (usually) words to convey mood, emotion, and meaning; the visual artist uses line, color, shape, texture, value, and (sometimes) words to do the same.

Voice is more than style.

It includes both technique and content. It is rooted in our own personal space – our  experiences, understanding, and interpretations of life, and our choices of medium and techniques.  Finding one’s voice is not often easy, quick, or simple, but once found, it will tell truth to the viewer.

By presenting a body of work from each of several artists, “Voices” gives viewers the opportunity to “listen” to the work as a whole & explore how the artist’s voice informs each piece within the group.

The exhibit includes work from Jill Ault, Kathie Briggs, Barbara Bushey, Anne Hiemstra, Sue Holdaway Heys, Lynn Krawczyk, Carol Myers, Joan Potter Thomas and Desiree Vaughn.

 Autumn Eulogy
Desiree Vaughn

The show is being held from July 20 - August 24 at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center.

Gallery details:

Kantgias/De Salle Gallery
1516 South Cranbrook Road
Birmingham, Michigan   48009
(248) 644-0866
BBAC Hours: Mon-Thurs 9 AM-6 PM
Fri & Sat 9AM-5 PM

The opening reception for the exhibit is July 20th from 6pm-8pm.

We Hope to Plant Tomatoes Someday
Joan Potter Thomas

A website has been set up showing not only the work from the exhibit but also information about each artist. We hope you will join us at the opening reception!

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