"Layers" by Lilia Hernandez (left); "Fragile" by Deborah Kuster
Sixteen women who work in fiber arts — including long-time fiber artist Barbara Cade
, tapestry artist and 2017 Living Treasure
, weaver Louise Halsey,
and Delta Exhibition veteran Dr. Deborah Kuster
— have contributed work to the "All Women Fiber Arts Exhibition"
opening Friday at the William F. Laman Public Library in North Little Rock. There will be a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The show is the second all-women fiber arts show organized by artist Rachel Trusty
; the first was called "Form in Fiber," shown last year at the Laman Library Argenta Branch.
Other artists in the show are Kimberly Kwee
, who creates images in layers using stitched vellum; Melissa Gill
, who works in printmaking and embroidery, among other mediums; Holly Laws
, sculptor and installation artist
; Marianne Nolley,
a teacher and former student of Kuster's; Sofia Gonzalez
, who works with natural dyes;
Cairo-bound graduate of UA Little Rock; Sabrina Zarco
, who uses embroidery to further social justice causes; Randi Curtis
, who teaches art in Prescott; Lilia Hernandez
, a native of Mexico who has made a name for herself here for her fabric work; Jane Hartfield
, quilter from Fort Smith; Erin Lorenzen
, mixed-media artist and creator of the I heart AR T-shirt; Teresa Schlabach,
executive director of the Alma Education and Arts Foundation; and Trusty
, whose embroid(HER) project features embroidered portraits celebrating "strong women."
That's a lineup of considerable talent.