Totem, Fiber Art Exhibition, The Purple Pomegranate

The Purple Pomegranate, a fine craft specialty store, is featuring a juried fiber art exhibition with the theme of Totem during the month of October. Totem, that from which I draw my purpose, meaning and being. Do you have a symbol that serves as an emblem for you or your clan? Is there a being or object that reminds you of your ancestry or mystic past? What does Totem mean to you? Fiber artists from throughout the U.S. considered how to represent the theme of Totem in their fiber art.

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Totem Shield by Louise Barker

Fourteen pieces were accepted into the exhibit from eight different fiber artists. Titles of the work range from ‘Effigies of our Ancestors’, ‘Five Pillars’, ‘Green Man Tree Totem’ to ‘Rising Reflections’. The work includes three-dimensional sculpture and wall art consisting of fabric, felt, stitch, cold wax techniques and more.

Close Up - Effigies of Our Ancestors by Carole Rouin

Close Up – Effigies of Our Ancestors by Carole Rouin

The Purple Pomegranate will also be joining hundreds of galleries, studios, craft guilds and museums across the country in celebration of the 5th annual American Craft Week October 3-12. American Craft Week is dedicated to increasing awareness of the integral role craft artists play in creating vibrant, thriving, and sustainable communities and economies.

Mystic Fish by Sally Glutting

Mystic Fish by Sally Glutting

Please visit the opening of the show during Whitefish Gallery Night, Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 6-9 PM. The exhibit will be displayed during the opening and throughout the month of October.