The Portland Art Museum just opened its latest show, which has been traveling the country. The show titled Native American Now was recently profiled in Fiber Art Now magazine. The work ranges from traditional American Indian clothing to high fashion meant for the runway, as well as jewelry, accessories, and even t-shirts and skateboards. I rarely take photos at shows and exhibits, but from the moment I walked through the museum doors, I was enchanted. With over 50 photos, be watching for me to post them in groups over the next week or two.
Later today I’m off to my annual Master Art Series with Hollis Chatelain. For the next five days we will be working on hand-dyed fabrics and evaluating how thread color affects them. I expect to have photos to post from this, as well.
Fiber art mobiles hang overhead from the high ceiling. From the moment you enter the exhibit, you feel surrounded by the art and a part of it. Some mobiles are shaped like flower petals, while others are organic, embellished fantasies.