Oak Harbor Library Blog

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fiber Art on Display for 50th Anniversary

In celebration of Sno-Isle Libraries' 50th Anniversary, Oak Harbor Library displays artwork by Whidbey Island textile artists Arlene Anderson, Mary Burks, Pat Morse, Diane Reardon and Larkin Jean Van Horn.
These artists work in various forms of surface design. Surface design includes the coloring, patterning and structuring of fiber and fabric. It involves creative exploration of techniques such as dyeing, painting, printing, stitching, embellishing, quilting, weaving, knitting, felting and paper-making.
This display includes art quilts and encaustic paintings. Encaustic is a technique that uses heated wax colored with pigments. The liquid wax is applied to a surface -- in this case, fabric.
The art quilts behind the circulation desk will be on display through the month of October. The art on display in the new Center for Lifelong Learning will be on display through the end of the year.
On Saturday, October 27 at 11:00 am, Oak Harbor Library will hold a community celebration of 50 years of Sno-Isle Library services in Oak Harbor. Join us for refreshments, entertainment, prizes and fun for all. For more information: 360-675-5115.