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Tribute to Fiber Art at BlackRock

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The following information was provided by BlackRock Center for the Arts: 

WHAT: 5th Annual Tribute to Fiber Art, an art exhibit featuring the work of 25 fiber artists.
WHERE:  Main Gallery at , 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 29, through Friday, April 6
PRICE: Free
CONTACT:  301-528-2260 or go to www.blackrockcenter.org 

(GERMANTOWN, Md.) – BlackRock Center for the Arts presents the 5th Annual Tribute to Fiber Art in its Main Gallery, running Wednesday, February 29 through Friday, April 6, 2012.  There will be an Artist Reception on Saturday, March 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m..  This is free and open to the public.

About the Exhibit

The exhibit features the work of 25 East Coast-based artists working with fiber. Fiber art is a style of fine art which uses textiles such as fabric, yarn, and natural and synthetic fibers. It focuses on the materials and on the manual labor involved as part of its significance.  It includes anything made of fiber, from quilted pieces to sculptural works, using sewing, weaving, wrapping or similar techniques to create works that are either two- or three-dimensional.

BlackRock’s goal for this exhibit is to promote local area fiber artists and give East Coast collectors an exhibit of exceptional quality. Founder Jodi Walsh first started this exhibit at APEX Gallery in Washington DC. The exhibit was reviewed by The Washington Post and grew into an outstanding exhibit. The Smithsonian supported the exhibit by giving annual tours to their collectors.

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