Heart of Wonder
Art Exhibit running till November 12th
Ever wonder how an artist transforms what is going on inside them into an outward expression? Each artist seems quite unique to me, leaving traces and clues to follow. Beginning October 20th I invite you to join me on a journey to a heart of wonder. For our final exhibition of 2023 you will encounter works of personal meaning by two of the area’s premiere fiber artists. Sandy Trimble and Rhonda Luckey weave with all forms of fiber. Their threads of improvisation offer visual compositions inspired by their personal histories and American Jazz, Bluegrass, folk music, and spirituals. Sandy notes that for each textile she, “was inspired to follow the tradition of improvisational jazz musicians. Each woven structure is a reflection of the musical score, a trace of the composition and the musician.” The titles of her pieces carry clues as to their origin. Musing on the title of their show, Rhonda mentions that, “threads of improvisation challenged me to traverse into wild and tangled landscapes. As each piece emerged, if only for a moment, head, heart and hand were one.”
About Sandy Trimble
“Woven with love and spirit,” describes the scarfs and throws created by Indiana fiber artist Sandy Trimble. When these one of a kind, handwoven articles touch your neck and hands they feel like breath and life. Sandy selects yarns and colors, dresses her loom and weaves on a pattern that she created to express any number of thoughts and feelings. Cool thing is, you get to wear these beautiful, sublime creations for years and years. Or give them! What a warm and cozy gift.
A member of the Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh, Sandy has been working as a fiber artist for almost 20 years. She began her work as a weaver, doing several liturgical works locally and regionally. She moved on to felt making and Shibori dye work about 8 years ago. She loves the immediacy of the two mediums, and their expressive qualities. The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and 3G Gallery in Pittsburgh presently represent her Pashmina scarves and stoles. A former art educator, she works full-time as a weaver and felter. Her works have been exhibited at many events and has received numerous awards for her creative designs and soft sculpture.
About Rhonda Luckey
Enfoldme Fiber Design reflects the contemporary textile and fiber art of Rhonda Luckey. Drawing upon her early training as a weaver and garment maker, Rhonda explores techniques to create and recreate fabric using block printing, painting, quilting, sewing, and nunofelting. Her works are influenced by her early childhood living in Asia and Europe, where her mother immersed herself in the textile and floral artistry of Japanese, French, and Italian cultures. Rhonda's techniques include, for example, Shibori, Sashiko, Ikat weaving, ecoprinting and silk painting. Enfoldme Fiber Design is a counter to the dizzying pace of the 21st Century and provides Rhonda the environment to listen to the imaginal world within while being immersed in colors and textures from noature. From the woods to the garden, with antique linens and silks, with vintage garments and found objects, each piece is a labor of love and echoes her prayer of gratitude.
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