Whidbey Island Surface Design (WISD) presents its fiber art Show & Sale at WICA’s Zech Hall at 2012 Producers Circle, Langley on Saturday, May 25, 10:00 to 6:00 and Sunday, May 26, 11:00 to 4:00. Also, you can meet the artists at a reception on Friday, May 24, from 5:00 to 7:00. During the show there will be a silent auction for a very special piece of art with the proceeds going to charity. The winner will be announced on Sunday at 3:00.The Show will feature silk scarves and wearable art in hand-dyed glowing colors, contemporary art quilts and mixed media wall pieces, beaded jewelry, handmade textile home décor, and unique gifts.
Surface design is the creative exploration of fiber and fabric. The one-of-a-kind artwork blends collage, weaving, felting, beading, basketry, hand-dyed fabric and contemporary quilting in cutting-edge combinations.
All members of the local art group are also members of the international Surface Design Association. Since its start in 2008, the group has grown to over 32 members, and will continue its show schedule at the Latimer Quilt and Textile Museum, Tillamook, OR (September 2 thru November 3) and at the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, La Conner, WA (January thru March 2014). Visit http://whidbeyislandsda.wordpress.com for updates and artist profiles.
Special Artist’s Presentation – Friday, May 24, 4pm
Followed by the Artist’s Reception 4:30 to 6pm
De Pirro’s atmospheric installation creates interplay between light and shadow: ever changing patterns with the shifting of light, swaying gently with the delicate flow of air. Take a deep breath and allow your imagination to wander within this ethereal space.
“I am fascinated by the brilliance and resilience of nature while, at the same time, its fragility & vulnerability. I surround myself with its many forms, surfaces and textures. Nature is as much a part of my life as it is the impetus for all my recent work.”
Port Angeles Fine Art Center
1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA
De Pirro’s website, http://www.depirro.com/