Fiber is the focus Sept. 19-Oct. 13 at Center Gallery, 6023 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. The gallery will showcase contemporary approaches to an old medium by three artists: Kathy Brady, Stephen Kostyshyn and Lisa Perrine Brown. The show opens Sept. 19 with a 6 p.m. reception.
Brady, a Williamston resident, creates mixed media vessels in clay. She combines fiber – paper and vegetation – with her clay and hand forms the object. Brady also looks to the quilt world for design inspiration.
Kostyshyn also combines clay and fiber. He throws or creates through slab work a clay base from which he weaves intricate baskets and vases. The Cedar resident uses a variety of materials in his weaving, including rattan, palm, birch bark and red osier.
Brown began interpreting maps of local waterways and landforms in 2012. After enlarging the maps, Brown translates them into woven tapestries and sewn constructions that use both new and recycled fiber materials. As part of the exhibition, the Traverse City artist will talk about her work and conduct a demonstration at Center Gallery Sunday, Sept. 21, 1 p.m.
For more information, please call 231/334-3179.