DIALOGUE WITH FI2019 ARTISTS

The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh presents 3 new programs, please join us!
Fiberart International 2019 is still on view in Pittsburgh through August 24, 2019 at Contemporary Craft and Brew House Association galleries., Three free programs will introduce you to FI2019 exhibitors. who will discuss their work, and their approach to practicing art in the fiber medium. We invite you to join us, see the show and engage in conversation with these talented artists!

August 17 Saturday – 2:00-4:00
MEDIUM AS MESSAGE:

Featuring: PATI BEACHLEY, PATTY KENNEDY- ZAFRED & MELINDA STEES

Pati Beachley

Patricia Kennedy-Zafred

Melinda Stees

 

 

 

 

Is the Medium the Message or is the Message in the Medium? How do these artists approach their materials and what do the materials bring to their messaging? Pati Beachley and Carol Milne cast fiber into “hard” materials; Pati into metals and Carol into glass. Patty Kennedy-Zafred and Melinda Stees work in the “soft” traditional mediums of quilting and knitting respectively. How do non-traditional materials and our preconceptions of them expand our notions of fiber?  How do artists using traditional fiber media push the envelope, reinvent and extend the textile medium? Why do all these pieces meet the definition of fiber art?
Brew House Association
711 South 21st Street, Pittsburgh PA 13203 – South Side
brewhousearts.org
Free and paid parking on the street.
FREE TO THE PUBLIC – PLEASE RSVP at: PR@fiberartspgh.org

August 24 Saturday – 2:30-4:00
The Space Between

AN AFTERNOON WITH JOZEF BAJUS AND ERIKA DIAMOND

As part of the closing celebration for Contemporary Craft’s final exhibition in The Strip, Fiberart International 2019, the Fiberarts Guild partners with Contemporary Craft’s salon speaker’s series The Space Between. We have invited exceptional artists Jozef Bajus and Erika Diamond to speak about their background and approaches to the creative process. What is behind the art you see? Topics may include the concepts and themes in their work, personal connections to craft, and creativity. The speakers and audience will then engage in an informal discussion inspired by the speakers’ creative journeys and Fiberart International 2019.

Jozef Bajus

Erika Diamond

 

 

 

 

 

This is the last day of the exhibition. Plan to arrive early to experience the exhibition before the program begins! This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP below for your free seat.

PLEASE RSVP at: PR@fiberartspgh.org or call 412-261-7003 ext:15
EXHIBITION AND PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
THE SPACE BETWEEN IS Funded by Cohen & Grigsby and the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh
Contemporary Craft
2100 Smallman St., Pittsburgh PA 15222
contemporarycraft.org
In the strip district off Penn Ave. A paid, monitored parking lot is located on 21st Street, behind the building. Metered parking is also available throughout the Strip District.

September 10 Tuesday – 7:00 – 8:30 PM
AN EVENING WITH JEANNE BIERI

Jeanne Bieri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Award winning Michigan artist, Jeanne Bieri, incorporates family and collected textiles into her unique artwork. At a reflective point in her career, she began mending, piecing and combining army blankets her father brought home following his service in WWII, with parts of damaged quilts she had collected. These blankets have stories to tell: of war, family struggles, and life cycles. Jeanne uses a chain stitch technique found in Muslim clerical garments. Each stitch is a prayer, functioning as an act of healing. It is her hope that in restructuring and mending these blankets, the horrors of war today can be kept at bay.
Contemporary Craft
2100 Smallman St., Pittsburgh PA 15222
contemporarycraft.org
In the strip district off Penn Ave. A paid, monitored parking lot is located on 21st Street, behind the building. Metered parking is also available throughout the Strip District.
FREE TO THE PUBLIC – PLEASE RSVP at: PR@fiberartspgh.org