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Exhibition: Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge at Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan

Developed by the Muskegon Museum of Art in coordination with Guest Curator Geary Jones of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Extreme Fibers looks to examine the state of fibers and textiles in the fine art world today.

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Where: Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Avenue, Muskegon, Michigan 49440

When: August 20 through November 1, 2015

Opening:  Thursday, August 20 | 5:30 pm Reception | 7:00 pm Lecture

Contact: +1.231.720.2570

The 27 participating artists come from around the world and are visionaries in the fiber art field. Yoshiko Wada, President of WSN will be one of the exhibiting artists at the showcase.

A slate of juried artists will also be joining these masters. Narrowing from a field of over 400 entries, jurors Ferne Jacobs and Namita Gupta Wiggers selected 79 works from 51 artists for inclusion.

In total, over 120 fiber and textile based artworks will be on display. Visitors will experience exquisite tapestries, quilts, weavings, sculpture, basketry, and a host of other forms from functional works to fully abstracted shapes. This is truly a remarkable opportunity to see contemporary, international artwork by artists that defined and continue to transform a major art movement.

For more details about this exhibition, please visit the Museum page < here >

Photo Courtesy : Muskegon Museum of Art

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