Fiber Art Exhibit – Now Through December

We are fortunate to once again have an exhibit of fiber art by the California Fiber Artists. The exhibit is in the Main Inn throughout the dining rooms and front parlor. There is a variety of art from pieces for the wall, wearables, pillows, and cards.

The exhibit will be up from now until December 31, 2008. The general hours are Wednesday thru Sunday, from 10:00am to 5:00pm. However, we are a inn that is open all the time, so give a call if you’d like to see it any other time.

Here are the particulars:

Greenville Arms 1889 Inn
11135 Route 32 South St (near Route 81)
Greenville, NY 12083

518 – 966 – 5219

And for those of you who can’t make it, here is our online showing! All of the pieces are available for purchase.

On the left wall is a piece by Peig Fairbrook, on the right is piece by Vicki Johnson. (The tables are set up with a mini fabric shop by Log Cabin Fabrics during our fiber art workshops.)

This view show another piece by Peig Fairbrook on the right.

In this shot, you can see a piece by me (Kim LaPolla) and on the right of the rabbit is a piece by Sue Scott.

Next we have a piece by Marjan Kluepfel on the left and one by Louise Schiele on the right.

The large piece in the center of this photo is by Karen Rips. Then on the mantle are three collage pieces by Karen Flamme, plus on piece by Kim LaPolla. On the left wall are two pieces by Judy Martin.

Another shot of the mantle, plus a piece by Sue Scott on the right.

Now we move into the front parlor and see a piece by Karen Rips (highest) and below a piece by Lura Schwarz Smith (who will be teaching a workshop here next year). On the table are some wonderful fiber necklaces, knitted shawls, and felted purses by Judy Martin. Also on the table are some cards featuring images of Vicki Johnson’s work. Next to the table on either side are some art pillows created by Terry Waldron. Also by Terry Waldron are the pieces on the purple ottoman.

Here is a close up of the work on the table.

On the other side of the parlor is a piece by Kim LaPolla (on the left) and one by Vicki Johnson.

Here is another shot of Vicki Johnson’s work. Above the mantle is a piece by Marjan Kluepfel. On the mantle are several digital mini quilts by Louise Schiele and several framed mini quilts by Kim LaPolla.

This final shot is of a piece by Karin Lusnik. Above Karen’s piece are two framed pieces by Kim LaPolla

I hope you enjoyed the online show, but please stop by if you have the chance because, of course, the work looks even more fantastic in person!

Fabric Books with Lesley Riley

A small but very happy group just enjoyed a marvelous three days with Lesley Riley playing with Lutradur – the “wonder” fabric! I call it the “wonder” fabric because Lesley showed us how to paint it, stamp it, use a heat gun to create a lacey affect, and cut the edges with a Creative Textile Tool. We also learned to transfer images onto the Lutradur using an acrylic gel medium with images printed on acetate sheets. More fun!

Here is the group at dinner. What a happy group!

I was lucky enough to be able to participate in this class (on and off as the work schedule allowed!) and had a blast. This is the book in process that I created.

Here is the book in process by Susan Settle. I just loved the rich brown color she achieved painting the Lutrador.

This is a shot of Lesley’s work and a selection of quotes printed on fabric that she provided for the class to use.

More wonderful work. One of the benefits of the small class sized is that everyone really go to spread out their stuff all over the place!

This is Julie Struthers at play!

And finally, here is the Lutradur master herself, Lesley Riley.

I know you must all feel miserable about missing such a fun class, but don’t worry. Lesley will be back again in 2010! I can’t wait.