The Marco Island Center for the Arts October exhibit in the Rush and Lauritzen Galleries will be “Fiber as Art.” The exhibit will run from October 3-25, 2016, featuring the art of Pat Kumicich, Jeannie Thomma, Allison Ouverson and Sharon and Bob Warner.
Fiber art includes anything that can be done with fabric. The exhibit will include figurines, scarves, quilts, knitting and even panels that look like a painter’s canvas. In the words of Hyla Crane, executive director, “These artists are really fun! This exhibit moves in a different direction and is not to be missed. Barbara Parisi did a great job curating this exhibit. “
Each of the artists brings something different to the show. Bob and Sharon Warner are renowned quilters. Allison Ouverson uses knitting as her medium. Pat Kumicich holds City and Guilds Certificates in Patchwork and Quilting from the London Institute of Arts. Her art quilts are in private and corporate collection and her work has appeared in numerous publications. Jeannie Thomma will bring her recently created Celebration of Natural Beauty with printing of images on different weights of fabrics, including sheers.
Complimenting the fabric art will be the work of Phyllis Pransky in La Petit Galerie. Phyllis is a local artist and instructor whose oil paintings and giclees are instantlyrecognized by those in the art community.
The October exhibits will not be “silent.” The Center is hosting Free Conversations with the Artists in addition to the exhibits. Each conversation will be open to the public and features one of the artists. The Conversation will be an opportunity for attendees to get to know an artist and her art through questions and answers. The conversations will be Thursday, October 6 at 5:30 PM with Phyllis Pransky, Thursday, October 13 at 5:30 PM with Jeannie Thomma, and Thursday, October 20 at 5:30 PM with Pat Kimicich.
The Center will host its second Tuesday reception for the exhibits on October 11, 2016 from 5:30-7 PM. The reception will include culinary arts and beverages with admission, free to members of the Center and donation of $5 requested from non-members. The public is invited.
These exhibits will be open Monday through Friday from 9 AM until 4 PM. The Center is open during those hours and there is no charge to visit the Center. As always, the art on exhibit is available for sale.
The Center’s gift shop and other exhibits will remain open throughout this event. For further information concerning Marco Island Center for the Arts, exhibits, activities and classes, please visit www.marcoislandart.org.