From The Fields – August – The Purple Pomegranate

The Purple Pomegranate, a fine craft specialty store, is featuring works by three Flathead Valley fiber artist during the month of August. Carole Moseley, Sally Kimmel Glutting and Becky Pallies-Jacobsen will have a group show entitled ‘From the Fields’.

Carole feels that nature is a marvelous evolution with its beauty, surrounding us with every shape and color imaginable. She feels her pieces are a learning process, what makes her happy and what are pleasing to the eye. Different techniques are used to make this happen. Fibers of many types are the source of Carole’s process. She especially enjoys using natural fiber for her base design and then using man made fibers for detail. She uses a combination of stitching, beading and computer generated fibers, different techniques to add texture and details.

Sally’s interpretation of the theme was to think about green. To think about the meanings of green, the heart chakra, color of hope and renewal. Sally talks about her work “I like to create pieces that make me smile; pieces that invitee you to look closer, read the little messages and enjoy the details. These pieces are inspired by nature, labyrinths, social awareness, and of course, humor. I like to experiment with texture. Techniques include use of fiber, beads, wire and photography as well as fabric to capture ideas.”

Becky considered “From the Fields” which set her mind to wandering through fields of flowers, berries, oil and ice and finally led her to a central theme of “contrast.” She found her contrast in both color and texture. Experimenting with different techniques this year has encouraged the pieces that Becky will be sharing in the show.

Meet Carole, Sally and Becky during Whitefish Gallery Night, Thursday, August 2nd, 2011 from 6-9 PM. Their work will be displayed during the opening and throughout the month of August