Wonderful woven works

Textile and fabric exhibit on display


Photos by Cathie Lawrence and Eric Sanchez

Woven works of fabric creations adorn the walls as a solitary wooden loom sits illuminated in the corner of the LMC Art Gallery. Many pieces of art from the California College of the Arts are now on display as part of the current exhibit entitled “Warped Exposure.”
Each unique in their own way, the various pieces on display have a common physical appeal to them, providing viewers with a familiarity towards the genre of contemporary fiber work. As opposed to such genres as abstract art, the works now available for viewing in the gallery offer an artistic outlook on a process still used in textile industries today.
“Textiles are an intimate part of our existence,” said artist Laurie Kelsoe in a released statement. “We wear them, sleep with them, bathe ourselves and shelter ourselves with them.”
Kelsoe, in addition to providing her own pieces to the gallery, is also spending her time away from classes at California College of the Arts as an intern in the Art Gallery this school year.
“She wanted to volunteer time,” said Gallery Director Judi Pettite. “She’s from the area so she wanted to intern.”
As Artist in Residence, Kelsoe will also be demonstrating the weaving process on her loom Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. up until the time the exhibit ends.
A reception was held inside the gallery on Oct. 28 and featured a special Artist Talk with some of the artists whose works are on display. The event was free and open to the public, and refreshments and snacks were available to those who attended.
“It was a nice break from some of the other work we’ve had,” said professor Eric Sanchez. “We don’t usually show textiles, or this specifically being fiber art. It’s very approachable.”
Located in the Library, the Art Gallery is open to the public on Tuesday through Thursday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and once again from 4 to 6 p.m.
“Warped Exposure” will continue to run until Dec. 11 after which it will be taken down to make way for the LMC Student Art Show the following month. For questions regarding submissions please
write to [email protected].