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Date published: 10/21/2012
The Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center in joining with UMW Galleries and LibertyTown for "Celebrating Fiber Art"
A joint preview and reception is scheduled for Thursday, 5-8 p.m.
The exhibition looks at works of local, regional, national and international fiber artists.
All three of the institutions will hold simultaneous receptions with light refreshments at each.
Beginning at 5:15 p.m. at UMW's Ridderhof Martin Gallery, the Fredericksburg Trolley will circle to all three locations so visitors can see what each is offering.
Visitors may stop at any of the locations throughout the evening.
At LibertyTown Arts Workshop, the Fredericksburg Spinners and Weavers Guild will host "Common Threads: A 30-year Anniversary Celebration of Fredericksburg Spinners and Weavers Guild."
The two-part exhibit, which runs through the end of October, has one part that showcases fiber art by current guild members, including a collaborative sculpture made up of contributions from more than 20 fiber artists.
The second part is a timeline beginning in 1982 that takes viewers through the years with photos, news stories and actual fiber-art work spanning 30 years.
UMW Galleries is exhibiting "Contemporary Work in Fiber," which draws from a national pool of fiber artists whose work expands the boundaries of textile art.
This exhibition runs Oct. 26-Dec. 7.
The Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center will host two textile exhibitions.
"Community Artist Series: Fiber Art" opened in the museum's Mansard Gallery on Sept. 14. It exhibits the work of several local fiber artists and is designed to highlight the diversity of work within fiber art and promote the art form in the local region.
And "Quilt National," a traveling exhibition on loan from Daily Barn Arts in Athens, Ohio, features selections from a biennial juried competition dedicated to the promotion of the contemporary art quilt.
The exhibit opened in the museum's Council Chamber on Oct. 5.
"Celebrating Fiber Art" is free and open to the public.
Contact Tramia Jackson at 540/371-3037, ext. 140, or
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