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September 26, 2018 to October 12, 2018

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  • September 26, 2018
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eXtreme Fiber Art Exhibition Sept. 7- Oct. 12, 2018
at ideaXfactory, 351 N. Boonville Ave., Springfield, MO 65806
Opening reception during First Friday Art Walk, on Sept. 7 from 6-10 p.m. 
Gallery hours are free and open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursday, 3-7 p.m.
A man’s suit and boots made from lottery ticket litter. A three-foot high Korean troll head made of needle-felted wool. A quilted interpretation of the internment of Japanese-American citizens during World War II. Granny Graffiti and yarnbombing. A traditional Lone Star quilt with flying pigs and money sewn to the surface. A retro 50’s graphics quilt fringed with tiny handcuffs.
These are just a few of the artworks that will be on display as part of the eXtreme Fiber Art exhibition at ideaXfactory which will feature over 40 artworks by both local and nationally known artists.
A wide range of quilts, weaving, sculpture, installation art, origami, needle-felting, embroidery, wearable art, and art books will be on display to show both unusual concepts and a high degree of craft work that can be found in the contemporary fiber art field today.
The term “fiber art” is loosely defined for this exhibition as art made using natural or synthetic threadlike structures for dying, spinning, weaving, crochet, knitting, or sewing; fabric made from such structures; dietary fiber; or even moral fiber.
The exhibition is curated by Springfield fiber artist Pam RuBert, who made friendships with invited artists through her travels to art exhibitions across the country. Many of the featured artists have appeared in nationally recognized venues such as Quilt National and Fiberart International.
Featured artists include Deidre Argyle, Mia Bloom, Roxie Castro, Duane Crigger, Lura Faye, Lillian Fitzpatrick, Carlynn Forst, Anita Grant, Sharon Harper, Jennifer Hateley, Shen Chen Hsieh, Sarah Jones, Patty Kennedy-Zafred, Hannah Klein, Carole Loeffler, Penny Mateer, Eleanor McCain, Kathy Nida, Megan Rosen, Paula Rosen, Iwona Rypesc-Kostovic, Susan Shie, Rebecca Siemering, Jo Van Arkel, and Laura Wasilowski.
First Friday receptions on Sept. 7 and Oct. 5 will include weaving demonstrations using a floor loom by master weaver Paula Rosen. Other tools on display include a table loom, child’s antique sewing machine, and vintage knitting machine.
The ideaXfactory is a contemporary art installation space in Springfield’s downtown IDEA Commons and a 2013-14 Artplace America grantee and 2015-16 National Endowment for the Arts grantee. Known for its innovative place-making programs, the back of the ideaXfactory will host an interactive fiber art room for visitors to participate in the art-making process.
The ideaXfactory has an outdoor patio, sculpture garden, and mural wall that is open to the public year-round. Indoor gallery hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-7 p.m. Groups wishing to tour may also visit by appointment, and RuBert may be available to lead tours of the exhibition given advance notice.
Images attached below. For more information please contact:
Pam RuBert
RuBert Studios > sculpture, textile & installation art >
1841 E. Bergman St., Springfield, MO 65802
ideaXfactory > Contemporary Art Installation Space

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