A diet of fiberFrom the tapestry to the rug to the quilt...

ART

May 23, 1996|By John Dorsey

A diet of fiber

From the tapestry to the rug to the quilt to the basket to the saddle bag, the art of fiber spans civilizations around the world, from the earliest times to the present. "Fiber Artists Invitational," now at the Academy of the Arts in Easton, brings together 15 distinguished contemporary practitioners working in a variety of styles.

Among them are tapestry weavers Archie Brennan and Helena Hernmarck; Norma Minkowitz, who creates crocheted sculptures; Betty Vera, whose impressionistic landscapes are rooted in her background in painting; Ruth Manning, whose work features scenes of the city; and Sandra Brownlee, who calls her weavings "tactile drawings."

The artists hail from Scotland, Sweden and Canada as well as this country, and their works are owned by the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum and the American Craft Museum, among others.

At the Academy of the Arts, 106 South St., Easton, through June 18. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (to 9 p.m. Wednesdays). Call (410) 822-0455.

Pub Date: 5/23/96

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