Saturday, June 15, 2013

Summer 2013 Issue of Fiber Art Now Magazine


The Summer 2013 issue of Fiber Art Now magazine comes out next week, and I am delighted to have contributed not one but two features to this issue. I curated the four-page spread "On View: Flora & Fauna" and wrote the cover article on wearable fiber art.

For "On View", the magazine's regular feature, we put a call for art out to the international fiber art community and received submissions from many countries and in every imaginable fiber medium. The selection that appears in print features everything from modern tapestry woven in Spain, to floral silk painting, to Jan Hopkins' wondrous fruit peel sculpture, to oversized felt masks, to....wait for it... an embroidered skunk pelt by Willow Rector. I am biased, of course, but this eye-opening selection of work alone, I believe, is reason enough to get this issue of the magazine or order an annual subscription. The summer issue also features articles on eco-dyeing and Kathryn Harmer Fox's multi-media fabric paintings.


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On View: Flora & Fauna from Summer 2013 issue of Fiber Art Now  Magazine.


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On View: Flora & Fauna from Summer 2013 issue of Fiber Art Now Magazine.

The cover features the Lithuanian nuno-felt artist Vilte Kazlauskaite, beautifully modeling her work. Along with five other exceptional fiber artists, she is the subject of my cover article "Wearable Art: The Most Intimate Art Form." The opportunity to interview Vilte, Amy Nguyen, Cassandra Shephard, Daiga Henson, Carter Smith, and Chris Triola, and to ponder and write about this art form that's very close to my heart, as you know, is something I will treasure for a long time.


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Wearable Art: The Most Intimate Art Form from Summer 2013 issue of Fiber Art Now Magazine.
 
When I am not writing for Fiber Art Now, I contribute to managing the magazine's social media presence, and I also curate its Pinterest pages. The magazine's small and dedicated team, led by Editor-in-Chief Marcia Young, is a delight to work with, and I truly enjoy being part of the magazine. Visit the Fiber Art Now website to learn more about us.

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4 comments:

Robbin Firth said...

Wonderful work Elena!

Robbin Firth said...

Wonderful work Elena!

amysfunkyfibers said...

I can't wait to get the magazine! Wonderful work!

amysfunkyfibers said...

Wonderful magazine! I can't wait to read it from cover to cover!

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