FRESH FIBER REVISITED:
FROM RISD, UMASS-DARTMOUTH AND MASSART FIVE YEARS LATER
January 7 – April 22, 2012
Fuller Craft Museum welcomes back students from RISD, UMass-Dartmouth, and MassArt for an opportunity to exhibit their work in our Community Gallery. Entitled Fresh Fiber Revisited: Work by Emerging Textile Artists from RISD, UMass-Dartmouth, and MassArt Five Years Later, this exhibition will run January 7 – April 22, 2012. The exhibition brings back together fiber and textile design programs from three prominent universities in Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, allowing visitors to experience the wide range of possibilities within the field of fiber art.
Each program brings its own specialty to the exhibition. Students from Rhode Island School of Design focus on textile design in their course of study, examining the fabrics in industry and hand production. The students in the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Fibers program are encouraged to go beyond the traditional realm of fiber as material, combining many elements into a final piece, which is often sculptural or installation based. The Fiber Department at Massachusetts College of Art fellow emphasizes mastery of techniques and exploration of concepts.
There will be a reception on Sunday, February 5, 2012, from 2:00-5:00. It will be held in conjunction with The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s exhibition tilted, Mens et Manus: Folded Paper of MIT. Fuller Craft Museum will have free admission for students of Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, Massachusetts College of Art, and MIT.
Fiber Workshops at Fuller Craft
Fuller Craft Museum is offering several fiber focused workshops in 2012, including an embroidery workshop led by Jenn Brentley on February 2, 9, and 16. Join award winning basketmaker Pam Smith in the studio every Sunday in March for a Nantucket Basket workshop. Please contact Education Assistant Mollie Quelle at 508.588.6000 x124 for more information or visit us at www.fullercraft.org to register online.