(Pictured above: "Shades of Gray," available for purchase at the show)
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
It's Show Time!
A new show begins today at the Fulton Street Gallery, 408 Fulton Street, Troy, entitled "Fiber: Strings and Vines." Owner Colleen Skiff has assembled two- and three-dimensional fiber pieces from nine different artists in the region, and the diversity in style and color is wonderful to behold. We were like children on Christmas morning as each artist unwrapped one of her works to hang on the wall or display on a pedestal at the installation on Sunday, and we took as much time as we could in between the hammering to examine each others' pieces up close. Trying to describe the form and beauty of many of these works would not do them justice -- you simply must see them to appreciate them. The gallery is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 12 PM to 4 PM, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6 PM to 8 PM, and you can meet the artists at a reception to be held from 5 PM until 9 PM on Friday, February 27, during the monthly Troy Night Out.