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January 17, 2013

Sixty One pieces of artwork from forty one  Students of Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts were celebrated at The Opening Reception for Complex Threads: on Thursday evening, January 10th at the Schack Art Center in Everett, WA.  Candles glowed in the gallery as we walked into a warm atmosphere full of color.  The majority of the pieces were executed with needle, threads, cords, stitch and assorted presentation styles.  Thousands of hours were placed into the collective works of the group. For many visitors it was a revelation to see the many styles of contemporary artwork that could be made with these materials.  Several of the exhibiting Artists were on hand, as were Don and Gail Harker. It was great to see so many people out on a damp winter evening. The exhibition space is beautiful.  The prepator, Cynthia Morris of the Schack Art Center did an exemplary job of hanging the show, artfully placing hangings and 3D articles throughout the gallery.  Complex Threads runs through February 16th 2013, at the Schack Art Center. Catch Gail’s talk – Awakening the Creative Spirit at the Schack Art Center Feb. 1 at 5:00p.m.         Photos: Eric Hawley

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  1. Penny Peters permalink
    January 17, 2013 3:42 am

    The Exhibit was smashing!! I was able to view pieces that were old friends in a whole new light thanks to the professional way they were displayed and lighted. Congratulations to all the exhibitors. Special thanks to Terri Shinn for making the connection with the Schack Art Center for us, and for being the communication link between the Studio and the Schack.
    If you live in the local area and haven’t seen the exhibit yet, it is well worth your time to make a visit. The pieces look wonderful!

  2. January 17, 2013 3:08 pm

    The exhibit at the Schack is absolutely gorgeous! I attended the Bellevue Arts Museum Fiber Biennial and this exhibit in the same week. The complexity and creativity of the art in Awakening the Creative Spirit far exceeded most of the pieces in the BAM Biennial. Don’t miss this opportunity to see such an inspiring collection that demonstrates what fiber art can be. Thank you, Gail, for helping to polish the skills of these talented artists!

  3. Susan Lenarz permalink
    January 17, 2013 5:23 pm

    Yes, What a great show! A beautiful collection of works from a world class fiber arts school in a premiere venue! It was such a great presentation! The pieces were very sensitively presented in a venue that provides the necessary space and lighting to make the works glow! I am planning to go again, perhaps a few times!

  4. January 17, 2013 9:23 pm

    Wish I was closer so I could go but it looks like a beautiful exhibit.

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