2004 Exhibitions / Lectures
June 19 - August 15, 2004
Fiberart International 2004, the 18th juried biennial produced
by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh will feature the work
of 48 artists. On display at the Pittsburgh Center for the
Arts and the Society for Contemporary Craft through August
15, 2004, this exhibition will showcase the trends and innovations
of all facets of the fiber medium.
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Fiber work by PCA Resident Artists
This group exhibition features the following PCA Resident Artists who work in fiber:
Cathleen Richardson Bailey, Tina Brewer, Connie Merriman, Saihou Njie, Ruth Ward,
and Karen Page.
Painted by Fire
Ceramic works by Dale Huffman
This collection of vessels from Huffman's wood-fired kiln are the physical evidence of
his collaboration with clay and fire. Since traveling to Japan for the International
Workshop for Ceramics At Tokoname in 1996, Huffman found himself starting to gain a more
intuitive understanding of wabi-sabi, a philosophy that has had a strong influence on
the traditional Japanese arts and the aesthetic of many potters. The most characteristic
visual manifestations of this art form are irregularity, a rough or worn quality, and
craftsmanship that is often not initially obvious.
New Stitched Work by Camilla Brent Pearce
Pearce recently relocated to Pittsburgh from Brooklyn, New York. While living in a very
diverse neighborhood of predominantly Caribbean and African immigrants in Brooklyn,
Pearce was influenced by African textiles, particularly the raffia velvets known as
Kuba cloth, sold by street vendors whose impromptu sidewalk bazaars she passed on her
daily walk to work. Made up of two or three different layers of fabric and stitching,
Pearce's intimate pieces combine the ornate geometric patterns and the complicated process
involved in making the Kuba with more "traditional" American quilt patterns.
Hosted by Group A
Enclose, cover, wrap, encase, package, shield, overlay, shroud. Juried by Sarah Nichols, Chief
Curator of Decorative Arts at the Carnegie Museum of Art, this group exhibition invites artists
and visitors to explore what is placed out of sight, prevented from being disclosed or recognized
as well as the mechanism, method and psychology for doing so.
Artists' Talk with Camilla Brent Pearce
Saturday, August 14, 1:00 p.m. at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Join artist Camilla Brent Pearce for a discussion on stitching and African textiles, in particular her work
combining African art forms with "traditional" American quilt patterns. The challenge in this series of work
for Pearce was to combine African Kuba patterns with more "traditional" American quilt patterns that she was
already incorporating in her work.
Most Saturdays 1 – 3 p.m. through August 15, 2004
A Docent will be available to answer questions of provide
a casual tour of Fiberarts International 2004 at the Pittsburgh
Center for the Arts throughout the run of the exhibit
place at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the big yellow mansion
on the hill located at 6300 Fifth Avenue at the corner of
Shady and Fifth Avenues in Shadyside. For more information
call 412.361.0873 or visit www.pittsburgharts.org.