SW Women's Fiber Arts Collective Demonstration
|Sunday, May 23, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Shannon Wilson will demonstrate felting and Susan Porter will finish dressing the table loom.
Shannon Wilson learned to felt ten years ago and has been experimenting with wool tirelessly ever since. She is fascinated by the felting process and by what she can create by understanding the rules of wool. Since moving to Silver City and learning more about art as the director of the Blue Dome Gallery, Shannon has become particularly focused on creating wool sculpture.
After graduating from college Susan Porter studied photography and design at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C., but fiber has always been her first love. She is passionate about color and often dyes her own yarns. The result is a unique blend of colors that can't be repeated, making my hand-dyed pieces one of a kind. She especially loves that fiber allows us to create functional art: beauty that can be used and worn as well as admired.
The exhibit would not have been possible without the community-minded owners of the building, Marsha Sue Lustig and John Eder who have generously donated the space at 200 W. Market Street. Lustig and Eder reached out to Silver City MainStreet to see how the space could be used. A Pop-up gallery space was suggested and now the former retail space is being used to benefit the community.
Due to COVID-19, there will be no in-person contact, however, this is a wonderful opportunity to see first-hand the creativity that is still thriving in Silver City and support our local fiber artists. The exhibit can be viewed through the expansive windows.