Category Archives: fiber art

Expression in Stone

Visitors to Grounds For Sculpture observe how Magdalena Abakanowicz’s “Space of Stone”–a work that itself conveys a greater power–is enhanced by the long shadows of┬áthe sun sitting low in the sky. Part of a series that includes major installations in … Continue reading

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Cultural Connections to the Land

In less than a quarter century, D&R Greenway Land Trust of Princeton has preserved more than 50,000 acres in the heart of the most densely populated state. To put this in perspective, all of Manhattan Island is just under 15,000 … Continue reading

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Morven in May Gets an Arts-and-Crafts Makeover

May is the perfect month to throw a garden party. And if you have a sweeping front meadow like Morven Museum & Gardens, framed by a hundred-year-old wisteria and lined with historic trees, consider moving that party from the backyard … Continue reading

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The Gift that Says I Love You

As part of the exhibit Sticks, Hooks and the Mobius: Knit and Crochet Go Cerebral (science and math-inspired sculpture) that closed this past weekend at Lafayette College, curator Susan Huxley created a yarn bombing with a poignant message. For the … Continue reading

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Interior Design

Art venues sprout up in the unlikeliest of venues. In some instances, office buildings offer art galleries in their lobbies in order to help bring arts-and-culturally minded types into their midst. Alternatively, guerrilla artists may present artwork in a public … Continue reading

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Most Wonderful Time of the Year: II

CRUISING around Philadelphia’s City Hall at street level, you might not see him at first. Take a look up at the top, and there stands William Penn. The 37-foot, 27-ton bronze rendering of the Quaker who founded the Keystone State … Continue reading

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Most Wonderful Time of the Year

THE air is getting raw, the days are growing shorter and even the autumnal glow is starting to fade… but there’s still more to look forward to this season. The Covered Bridge Artisans will be holding its annual studio tour … Continue reading

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Translating Nature

At last! Someone has finally found a use for knitting, that entanglement of yarn often used to create ill-fitting sweaters. Multimedia artist Joy Kreves uses knitting to create components for her wall-size installations — her fibrous masses look like a … Continue reading

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She’s Back!

I last wrote about Diane Savona nearly two years ago (see post), but she’s back, this time with work in From the Archives at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia. The Passaic-based artist embeds domestic objects between layers … Continue reading

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Bee in her Bonnet

Three years ago, when Warren Jeffs was jailed for being an accomplice to rape in arranging polygamous marriages between under-age girls and older men, I was fascinated by the hand-sewn 19th-century clothing the women at the Yearning for Zion Ranch … Continue reading

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