Art show is ‘Twisted, Woven, Spun and Wrapped’

ST. GEORGE — Deborah Reeder, Curator at the St. George Art Museum is a worrier. She stays up nights analyzing her decisions and frets over the details of each new show. “Will displays arrive in time? Will the community enjoy the art I have chosen to display? Will the current show be, at least as – or even more – appealing than the last?”

In the case of the fiber art show currently on display at the St. George Art Museum, she needn’t have worried, because this show – in a word – is “incredible.” To put it another way, every detail, every aspect of “Twisted, Woven, Spun and Wrapped,” is an amazingly delicious visual feast, though one would be hard-pressed to say which of the three displays in this show is the main course and which is dessert.

“Weaving a Revolution” is a breathtaking display of Navajo baskets on loan from the Utah Museum of Natural History. Modern Navajo basket makers, primarily living in the southeastern corner of Utah, draw from 400 years of Navajo culture to create what has been called “multi-faceted and stylistically innovative art.”

“Celebrating Silver,” a juried exhibit of the works of 35 artists celebrating the Studio Art Quilt Associates Silver Anniversary, was selected as a current display at the local art museum for two reasons. First, because the St. George area is home to numerous vibrant and accomplished fiber artists; and, second, because silver has an historic place in the growth of the Southwestern United States, including Utah. This show debuted at the esteemed 2014 International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX.

“A Bright Swirling of Bugs,” is batik and fiber artist Kay Miner’s interpretation of insects in ginko leaves, inspired by the magnification of a butterfly wing and the exploration of other insects and their amazing shapes, unexpected colors and textures as seen under a microscope.

Throughout the “Twisted, Woven, Spun and Wrapped” show, the museum also has speakers scheduled at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month through December 31 to discuss in detail the art and the artists on display.

The St. George Art Museum is open at 47 E. 200 North from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The city-owned and operated arts center exists “to educate, through quality exhibitions from all periods, cultures and media, and to collect, conserve, inventory, exhibit and interpret art and artifacts from Utah and the West.”


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