July this year will feature Fiber Arts at Mena Art Gallery. It will include everything made of fiber: knitting, crocheting, twining, weaving, quilting, embroidery, sewing, macrame, lacemaking, rug hooking, felting, flocking, cross stitch—and probably quite a few things I have not thought of but our fiber artists have!
Work will be accepted on Tuesday, June 26 from 10 am to 4 pm. If you cannot make it on the 26th, please make an appointment prior to this date with the coordinator, Whitney Espinoza, at 479-394-3880. You can either pick up a copy of the entry form at the gallery, 607 Mena Street, or from our website, http://www.MenaArtGallery.org. It will have details of how to enter your work.
There will be a reception on Saturday, June 30, from 1 to 3 pm. This will be your best opportunity to meet many of the fiber artists and talk with them about how they create beauty from hanks of yarn.
This year’s fiber arts show will have a “Christmas in July” theme and we are scheduling a “Night at the Gallery” on July 20 to correlate with the Downtown Partners “Christmas in July” weekend. We’ll have lots of shopping opportunities that evening.
We are also working on some special events for the Fiber Arts Show:
A class every Friday on Fiber related things.
On Saturday July 21st we will have a textile expert that specializes in Quilting give a talk on a 100+ year old quilt.
We’ll have more details for you as plans are completed.