January 18 – February 7, 2013
The show will feature the work of award-winning basket artist Martha Monson Lowe.
Martha’s baskets are made of rattan. She often incorporates driftwood, sea grass, wood, vine
rattan, rope and cane into her work, dying some strips with procion dyes and finishing each piece with a dip into a vat of dye made from locally-gathered walnuts. Her signature pieces usually include driftwood handles gathered near her family’s summer cabin in the Cascades of Washington.
Using a variety of techniques, including plaiting, twill weaves, three and four rod wale, plain and continuous weave and twining, Martha creates all her pieces without molds. Her art reflects influences from both past and present cultures and, she says, “Living in Libya as a teenager also greatly influenced my work.”
Opening reception, Friday, January 18 , 6-9PM
October 12 – October 31, 2012
Inspired by her travels and teaching in Paris, Japan, Korea and – of course, Missouri – Designer Sharon Kilfoyle will reveal an eclectic fall runway of treasures, one-of-a-kind wearables and accessories, created in her signature shibori and nuno felt techniques. Come sparkle in the lightweight warmth of sheer nuno felts and wrap yourself in luminous hand-dyed silks. Sharon will be with us on Artrageous Friday October 12, 6-9PM. Sharon will demonstrate Nuno felt collage techniques on Saturday afternoon October 13, 1 to 3 p.m., by assembling a piece of nuno felt in an eclectic process that involves the combining of sheer silks, merino wool, and other appropriate embellishments. You’ll love the simplicity and magic of the process!
Opening reception, Friday, October 12, 6-9PM
Nuno felt collage techniques demonstration, Saturday, October 13, 1-3PM