Fiber Art Group Show – The Purple Pomegranate – September

The Purple Pomegranate, a fine craft specialty store, is featuring works by three Flathead Valley fiber artists during the month of September. Carole Moseley, Sally Kimmel Glutting and Becky Pallies-Jacobsen will have a group show of a range of their fiber art including art quilts.

Carole learned to sew as a teenager from her Mother, an expert seamstress. She originally started traditional quilting which then led her to discover the wonderful world of art quilts. She was overwhelmed and soon became hooked on the textures, shapes and color that could be achieved through the use of many different materials, dyes, paints, threads, and surface stitching that create new dimensions in art. Trying her hand at every form of textile art and surface design led her on an exciting adventure and has provided her with the life-long learning process associated with all artistry.

Sally’s adventures as a Quilt Artist began more than 25 years ago when her children were babies. She loved the traditional designs with piecing, appliqué and the quilting then, and her art continues to reflect her mastery of these skills while expressing an ongoing appreciation of nature as well as the importance of expressing beliefs using fabric, design, color, and texture. Taking big pieces of fabric and cutting them into little pieces to create something new is always starts an exciting adventure for Sally. She skillfully combines quilting tradition with an extensive contemporary palette of fibers, photographs, paint, beads and designs from nature to create both large and small fascinating art quilts, each with its own charm and character.

Becky began her textile adventure many years ago in garment construction, evolving into quilt creation and fiber exploration. On her journey she collected fabrics, textures, fibers and beads that eventually began to combine the beauty of tradition with her unique flair for the obscure. Each piece she creates is like a pearl in the sense that it has been years in the making with collections of fabric scraps, pieces of thread, and broken beads one day manifesting into a single work of art. She builds her pieces around color and texture… Color speaks to the soul, while texture holds the movement and tells each fibers story.

Meet Carole, Sally and Becky during Whitefish Gallery Night, Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 from 6-9 PM. Their work will be displayed during the opening and throughout the month of September.