The Art of Fiber, which recently opened in the Harold L. Olmsted Gallery, showcases over twenty regional fiber artists. Work ranges from traditional quilting, weaving, knitting, tapestry and embroidery to more contemporary examples of Nuno and needle felting, mixed media and sculpture.

There will be an opening reception on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 6:30-8 p.m. The public is invited to this free event to meet the artists and enjoy refreshments while exploring the exhibit.

Participating artists include Susan Marie Borden, Charlotte Dudley, Nancy Eisenhut, Fiber Interest Group of WNY, Mary Fisher, Mary Ann Fritz, Paul E. Golley, Peg Houseman, Karen Hull Sienk, Gina Kleinmartin, Josephine Konvinse, Suzanne O’Brien, Nassau Petrides, Ina Randall, Dawn Rappold, Judi Ruzycki, Kathy Steffan, Susan Swanson and Eileen Weishan.

The Olmsted Gallery is part of Springville Center for the Arts and is located at 37 N. Buffalo St., Springville. The gallery is open Wednesday and Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The gallery is free and open to the public. The Art of Fiber will be on display until March 7.

A variety of Fiber Art related workshops is being offered this spring at Springville Center for the Arts. Learn to Crochet, An Introduction to Needle Felting, Rug Braiding and Learn to Knit offer opportunities for all interests.
Full details can be found at SpringvilleArts.org, or call (716) 592-9038 to request a printed newsletter.