(Minneapolis, MN – December 12, 2017) ─ Now in its 18th year, A Common Thread showcases the breadth and talent of Textile Center members. 120 artworks will adorn the walls of Textile Center's galleries in an exhibition that is as diverse in technique as it is prolific in scope. Submitted from among more than 1,000 Textile Center members, fiber art techniques represented will include weaving, quilting, knitting, crochet, sewing, dyeing, felting, needlework, hand construction, polymer clay, lacemaking, basketry, beading, sculpture, and mixed media.
“A Common Thread 2018 brings together our community of textile artists for this annual celebration of work honoring textile tradition and innovation. This inspirational exhibition showcases the accomplishments of many of our members and welcomes all levels of ability and expertise,” says Tracy Krumm, Textile Center’s Consultant for Artistic Advancement. “From colorful and patterned surface design and dyed works; to meticulous stitched and quilted pieces that range from wearable to pictorial to photographic; to weavings that are spontaneous and symbolic; to sculptural forms of gesture and contemplation, the processes of textile practice represented here are both wide-ranging and skillful, and the quality of work runs deep.”
She continues, “Our relationship with our members is vital to the mission of Textile Center, and this show highlights their incredible talent and supports their achievements. Join us in celebrating this exciting yearly event that helps make Textile Center a national leader in the field of fiber art.”
Hi resolution images and artist interviews upon request.