Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective is presenting a fiber art show, Identity and Other Things, during January 2012 at the Southbury Free Library.

The show takes its name from the concept identity and challenges each participant to use fiber art to create an image of the essence of her own singularity. In addition each artist will display a collection of some of their favorite pieces making the entire exhibit a unique and unexpected experience for the public.

The show will be on display during regular business hours at the Southbury Public Library, 100 Poverty Road, Southbury, CT.

"If We Lived In Tress" by Carol Vincik

"Seaside Goldenrod" by Diane Cadrain

"Friday Afternoon" by Carol Eaton

"Sky" by Karen Loprete

"Mermaid" by Rosalind Spann

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

IDENTITY - Now in Bethany

The IDENTITY exhibit is now at the Clark Memorial Library, 538 Amity Road in Bethany, CT. The display will be available for viewing through December 2011.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Sampling our "Identity"

Cher Hurney
The opening reception at the Levi Coe Library was cancelled due to the October snowstorm that left most of Connecticut without electricity for more than 6 days!

Nevertheless, the show was hung the morning the snow began to fall and here is a sampling of our work.

The exhibit continues through November 30, 2011 at the Levi Coe Library, 414 Main Street, Middlefield, CT 06455, or telephone 860-349-3857 ext. 204.
Diane Cadrain

Orange Flower by Karen Loprete

Firmly Planted

Self Indulgence by Carol Eaton

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Paper and Ink

Barbara Khachane and Karen Loprete receiving instruction from Carine Greene. 
Last Saturday Carine Greene lead the group in a workshop designed to get our creative energy flowing. The idea came from the book, Drawn to Stitch: Line, Drawing, and Mark-Making in Textile Art by Gwen Hedley. We used india ink and various objects to place lines on two different types of paper. Then we made parallel cuts into one sheet of paper and then strips, one-by-one from the second sheet of paper. The strips from the second sheet were woven into the parallel cuts of the first paper and the results are shown below.
Carol Eaton and Mary Lachman showing their finished pieces.
In addition to our workshop, a few of the members showed new art quilts in progress. In this picture Carol Vinick discusses her creation of flowers using ribbon and thread stitching.
From left to right: Carol, Karen, Carol Vinick (seated) and Rosalind Spann

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Karen Loprete at the Funky Monkey

Our own Karen Loprete's work is featured this month at the Funky Monkey Cafe and Gallery in Cheshire, CT.  The opening reception was last Friday night.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Karen Loprete - Solo Show!

From 7-9 PM tonight there is an opening reception for Karen Loprete's ( exhibit at the Funky Monkey Cafe and Gallery, 130 Elm, Cheshire, CT.  Twenty-five of the artist's works will be on display through October 31st.
Karen is a member of the CT-FAC and SAQA ( She uses color and embellishments to create a unique and modern style.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Launching Our Blog

This is the first post for the CT-Fiber Arts Collective blog!

The CT-Fiber Arts Collective is a group of Connecticut based group of 12 artists dedicated to promoting Fiber and Mixed Media Arts. In our journey as artists, we offer support by a continuous cross-fertilization of knowledge, techniques, ideas, and dreams. The group holds exhibits at various venues throughout the year.

Check back to see what we are doing next!