January 8, 2014

California Fibers at Soka University

California Fibers is excited to announce three upcoming shows in the next 30 days, the first of which is California Fibers at Soka University in Aliso Viejo, California. This exhibition features exemplary work by 22 Southern California fiber artists and will open on January 13, 2014, at Soka University’s Founders Hall Art Gallery in Aliso Viejo. The Opening Reception will be held on January 30, 2014, from 5:30-7:45 PM. 

Vortex by Susan Henry
This comprehensive exhibit features 66 different works by members of California Fibers, and was juried by Kevin Wallace, Director of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts.  The bold new works in this exhibition speak both of tradition and of wide-ranging contemporary artistic exploration. “We are at times amazed by content in viewing these works – to have concept, narrative, statement and abstraction explored utilizing materials and processes that bring to mind our childhood homes and walks in nature. I couldn’t have dreamt up a more wonderful experience of contemporary fiber art than I was presented with as juror,” said Mr. Wallace. 

Lichen Cluster by Polly Jacobs Giacchina
California Fibers, founded in 1970, supports artistic growth and professional advancement for contemporary Southern California fiber artists. The imagination and superb craftsmanship of these artists place them in the highest echelon in their fields. The group has an extensive exhibition history in the USA and abroad. Many of its members are well-represented in museums and private collections and are recipients of prestigious awards from around the world. Their creative expression includes weaving, basketry, sculpture, quilting, embroidery, felting, surface design, knitting, crochet, wearables, and mixed media.  
Plastic in the Trees 1 by Julie Kornblum
Members whose work will be included in the exhibition are: Ashley Blalock, Charlotte Bird, Carrie Burckle, Marilyn McKenzie Chaffee, Doshi, Gail Fraser, Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Susan Hart Henegar, Susan Henry, Lynne Hodgman, Julie Kornblum, Brecia Kralovic-Logan, Carol E. Lang, Chari Myers, Kathy Nida, Ellen Phillips, Michael Rohde, Cameron Taylor-Brown, Lydia Tjioe Hall, VALYA, Peggy Wiedemann, and Lori Zimmerman.
Mending 1.3 by Lori Zimmerman
Soka University Founders Hall Art Gallery, located at 1 University Drive in Aliso Viejo, CA, is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM-5 PM. Admission is free. California Fibers will be on display from January 13-May 8, 2014.  Click here for a map and directions.