Artists' fiber creations on display
Artwork by two women from Tabor College currently is on display at the “Form and Function in Fiber” exhibition at the Visual Arts Alliance of McPherson Gallery.
A reception will be held to honor the artists including the two Tabor women, nationally- renowned artist Shin-hee Chin, assistant professor of art and graphic design, and Sheryl Lehr, a relative newcomer, from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 17 at the gallery, located in the McPherson Opera House, 223 S. Main, McPherson.
Chin is exhibiting four pieces of art in a collection she calls, “He Made Everything Beautiful In His Time: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.”
Chin won Best of Show at the Fiber Focus 2007 exhibit at St. Louis, Mo., and was one of three finalists for the prestigious 2008 Lillian Elliott Award, an international honor sponsored by the Textile Society of America.
Lehr, the college postal clerk, is exhibiting a collection of small-sized quilts, personalized with original poems on the backs. Chin recommended Lehr’s work to exhibit organizers after seeing one of Lehr’s quilts hanging on the wall in the college post office.
Lehr, who moved to Hillsboro five years ago, had worked in a quilting retail setting in Oregon, helping customers choose patterns and fabrics for projects and teaching various quilting techniques.
Last modified Oct. 8, 2008