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March 25, 2014 > Textiles take over Olive Hyde

Textiles take over Olive Hyde

Submitted By Diane Leys

Olive Hyde Art Gallery Curator Sandra Hemsworth Petrich has selected works from seven Northern California contemporary textile artists for the Ò46th Annual Textile Exhibit.Ó Opening with a reception on Friday, March 28, the show continues to honor the Fremont galleryÕs original benefactor and textile enthusiast, Miss Olive Hyde. This collection of work will be on exhibit through April 26.

Among exhibitors, mixed media, and fiber artist Bonnie SmithÕs work has been featured in many national and international juried exhibitions and publications. Her installation, ÒThoughts of the Mind - Interpretations in Indigo,Ó explores the topics of sexism, racism, and discrimination.

For multi-media artist Susan Helmer, art classes began as a child at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. HelmerÕs paintings on silk will be in the Olive Hyde exhibit. Her most recent award was from the Northern California Bead Society at the Alameda County Fair for the Best Precious Metal Piece.

Inspired by nature, Sandra RudeÕs medium is cloth, hand woven on a jacquard loom. Her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Craft Show and in the American Craft Council Exhibit, and has won many awards from the Hand Weavers Guild of America.

Franki KohlerÕs art has been featured at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, in four episodes of ÒCreative LivingÓ during the 2011-12 season, and in numerous quilting magazines.

Marjorie DeQuincy has taught mask-making and altered book workshops. Her abstract quilt work will be on exhibit during the Olive Hyde show. DeQuincyÕs art is inspired by nature, family memories, and social issues.

Fiber artist Nancy Bardach is exhibiting work which will be published in a LARK book entitled Ò500 Traditional QuiltsÓ in September of 2014. Bardach finds pleasure in designing art quilts which reflect her years of art observation, architectural school and practice, and her constant enjoyment of her visual surroundings.

FremontÕs Denise Oyama Miller works in watercolor, acrylics, and textiles. Inspired by the natural world, MillerÕs textile work often focuses on intimate landscape scenes. In 2013 she was an artist in residence at Empty Spools Seminar at Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove. Miller is frequently invited to present workshops at art centers throughout the Bay Area.

Textile Exhibit
Friday, Mar 28 Ð Saturday, Apr 26
Thursday - Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.

Opening reception
Friday, Mar 28
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Olive Hyde Art Gallery
123 Washington Blvd, Fremont
(510) 791-4357
www.fremont.gov

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