Monday, September 2, 2019

"Stitch by Stitch" YS Textile Art Group show at the Winds Cafe in Yellow Springs

Stitch By Stitch: A cross-cultural exploration of contemporary textile and fiber art is presented by nine members of the Yellow Springs Textile Art Group. The members, Corrine Bayraktaroglu, Carol Culbertson, Pam Geisel, Gayle Gyure, Bette Kelley, Ramona Kern, Macy Reynolds, Sue Rudolf, and Phyllis Schmidt are all local fiber and textile artists who create innovative embroidery, weaving, and art quilts.

You can view the show during the months of Sept. and Oct. at the Winds Cafe, 215 Xenia Ave. in Yellow Springs. The Winds Cafe is open Tues.-Sat. from 11:30 am-2:30 pm and 5-10 pm, and on Sun. from 10 am-3 pm, they are closed on Mondays.

There will be an opening reception on Sun., Sept. 15, from 6:30-8:30 pm.

This is our fourth biennial exhibit and this time we've added something a little different.

Since our last exhibit two years ago, Corrine and her husband moved to Arizona. Bette was concerned that Corrine wouldn't be able to participate with us this year (spoiler alert: the owl was made by Corrine) so Bette selected a photo of lichen on a rock that Corrine had taken and she challenged the rest of us to create a fiber piece inspired by it.

Interpretations by (from left to right) Ramona Kern, Bette Kelley, Pam Geisel, and three woven purses by Carol Culbertson. 

I also wrote a blog post about my piece which I call "Only On the Surface" and Bette took a video of the exhibit, which is narrated for her granddaughter (it's about 16 minutes long).

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