The Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective opens, ART, HISTORY AND SOCIAL ACTIVISM: CtFAC HONORS ROMARE BEARDEN at the Hartford Public Library December 17th through March 13th. The third floor exhibition pays homage to Bearden's focus on African-American jazz and civil rights issues. The collective produced some striking work in textiles, fiber and mixed-media celebrating and recognizing one of the greatest visual artists of the 20th century.
I created a piece titled, Take 5 that was inspired by Bearden's love of jazz and collage work.
The background fabric was created using the screen collage technique. It's very freeing and fun to splash the color across the surface. The applique symbolizes the music that was dancing around in my head. It is sometimes big and bold and other times fractures and drifts away. I hope you have a chance to stop by to view all the fabulous work done by the collective!
A special reception will be held on January 17, 1:00 - 3:00 on the third floor of the library.
500 Main Street