SW Women's Fiber Arts Collective Demonstration
|Sunday, May 23, 2021, 02:00pm - 04:00pm
Jacque Cusick will weave on the table loom and Liza Kuecker will demonstrate knitting.
Jacque Cusick began her weaving experience as a means to continue her art interests while serving as Religious Education and Pastoral Associate in Southern Ohio. Shortly after arriving in Silver City she joined the WNMU faculty as Fiber Arts and Elementary Art Education adjunct. She re-introduced the study of Fibers in the Expressive Arts curriculum, after an absence of many years. That interest in textile arts continues today among Silver City artists. Jacque retired from teaching after twelve years at WNMU. She continues to explore embroidery and tapestry weaving. During the Pandemic she turned to gardening as a means of reflection, recreation, and a source of inspiration for her next creation.
Liza Kuecker knits sweaters, scarves, hand warmers and socks. As a long time member of the Southwest Women’s Fiber Arts Collective several of her sweaters were showcased in Tapestry of Talent Wearable Art Fashion Shows. More recently Liza created designed squares that appeared on the Holiday Fiber Arts Trees.
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.