Fine Art Exhibitions

2015

Felt Forms at the Overland Park Arboretum

February 13 - March 31, 2016

The Overland Park Arboretum invited the Felt Makers Federation of Kansas City to create outdoor sculptures for the outdoor display. Join the artists on February 13 for felt making demonstrations. We thank the Arboretum staff for going above and beyond in planning and installing this event.

Fly Away Home - Kate Barsotti

Fly Away Home - Kate Barsotti


2015

Pairings

Missouri Fiber Artists PAIRINGS: A Year-Long Fiber Arts Collaboration
January 16 – April 3, 2016
As an organization, part of the Missouri Fiber Artists mission is to build a vibrant fiber community, and the “Pairings” Exhibition has done just that.  Featuring 38 pairs of artists (including one foursome and two threesomes), the “Pairings” show premiered at the St. Louis Artists Guild on September 11, 2015.  The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art is fortunate to be a stop on the exhibition route.  The show is outstanding and includes more than 80 artists from across the state of Missouri.

More than 100 works of art will be on display. 

Sponsored by Missouri Fiber Artists (www.missourifiberartists.org, a not-for-profit volunteer organization that creates community among and opportunities for fiber artists).

September, 2015
Saint Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO
Opening: Friday, September 11, 2015 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Friday, September 11, 2015 - Sunday, October 18, 2015

November 5, 2015
Mildred M. Cox Gallery at William Woods University, Fulton, MO

The Pairings exhibit is the culmination of a year-long collaboration that began in July 2014, in which fiber artists paired up (two or more artists per pair) to visit each other’s studios, talk about their art, and become familiar with each other’s artwork. Pairs were challenged to create one collaborative piece, and each member of the pair was asked to create an individual piece to reflect the influence of the collaboration. 

I never thought my work would wind up in a gallery or a museum. This is such an  honor and a surprise. Thank you to all the fiber artists and volunteers who worked so very hard to put this exhibition together (three times!) and to the Albrecht-Kemper for welcoming local artists. What a gift.

I never thought my work would wind up in a gallery or a museum. This is such an  honor and a surprise. Thank you to all the fiber artists and volunteers who worked so very hard to put this exhibition together (three times!) and to the Albrecht-Kemper for welcoming local artists. What a gift.

Kathryn Nahorski contemplates a work by Kate Barsotti, a Kansas City fiber artist. For Pairings, opening Sept. 11, 2015

Kathryn Nahorski contemplates a work by Kate Barsotti, a Kansas City fiber artist. For Pairings, opening Sept. 11, 2015

Suzy Farren and the Rabbidragon. Many, many, many thanks to Suzy for putting Pairings together. She worked so hard! I'd have no Rabbidragon without Suzy, my Pairings partner and soul of patience Sandra Kolde, and the volunteers who put in a ton of hours moving work, packing and unpacking, and installing the shows. It was not for the faint of heart. 

Suzy Farren and the Rabbidragon. Many, many, many thanks to Suzy for putting Pairings together. She worked so hard! I'd have no Rabbidragon without Suzy, my Pairings partner and soul of patience Sandra Kolde, and the volunteers who put in a ton of hours moving work, packing and unpacking, and installing the shows. It was not for the faint of heart.