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MAY MUSEUM: A Fresh Take on Fiber Art Runs June 17-July 23



Seven female artists from California will come together for the first time to exhibit a vibrant new exhibition of contemporary fiber, fabric, and mixed media artwork at the Wilbur D. May Museum. The summer exhibition will include wall art and 3D objects that explore the versatility of fiber and fabric as a medium. Each artist’s unique and meticulous style is represented in captivating works that are stitched, dyed, painted, printed, stamped, waxed, fused, and embellished. Visitors will have an opportunity to appreciate and purchase the hand-made original work.

The exhibiting artists are: Lin Schiffner, Sandra Poteet, Kris Sazaki, Deb Cashatt, Martha Wolfe, Denise Oyama Miller, Linda Waddle – all of Nevada County, California. This is their first exhibition as a group, but they have all shown individually at national and international venues.

What: “New Directions” Art Exhibition
When: June 17 – July 23, 2017
Where: Wilbur D. May Museum, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno
Cost: Free
Contact: (775) 785-5961 or www.maycenter.com

Additional Programming

  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 16 from 6 p.m.  to 8 p.m. ~Meet and mingle with the artists in this special exhibition preview. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to [email protected].
  • Metallic Foiling Demo: Sunday, July 23 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ~ Learn how fiber artists add texture, light, or a focus point to projects using metallic foiling. Artist Linda Waddle will demonstrate several methods to make fabric work shine.

Located within Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, the Wilbur D. May Center is managed by the Washoe County Community Services Department and continues to receive generous support from the Wilbur May Foundation.


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