If you will be in the southeast Wisconsin area any time over the next few months, be sure to stop by the Museum of Wisconsin Art, 300 S. 6th Ave., in West Bend to see this exhibition. I'm looking forward to seeing the exhibition and giving a Gallery Talk on Friday. Here's the promotional information from the museum's website:
Uncommon Threads: Contemporary Wisconsin Textiles
March 28 - July 15
GOING IN, Lisa Binkley, Fiber and beads, 2005
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 15, 1:30 – 4:00 P.M.
Family Program: Sunday, April 15, 1:30 – 3:30 P.M.
Textiles is a term that can cover a myriad of fabric-focused work. It can be practical or decorative, historical or contemporary. This show will feature artists who are working in textiles that reflect an acknowledgement of the past but with an approach that is very much current in approach, materials and personal input. Participating artists include: Linda Barlow, Lisa Binkley, Barbara Chappell, Briony Jean Foy, Marna Goldstein Brauner, Sonji Hunt, Sharon Kerry-Harlan, Lee Ann Kleeman, Chris Kleppe, Pat Kroth, Gabriele Meyer, Leslee Nelson, Christopher Niver, Casey Puetz and Bird Ross.