Tonight was the opening reception for the Fabric, Fibers & Paper Arts exhibition. The front and back galleries are filled with a wide variety of art reflecting the possibilities of the show. If it involves something that can be woven as the main material, it was the kind of thing we were looking for.
A good crowd showed up from the start, with at least 120 passing through over the course of the evening.
Participants in the show were asked to bring in food for the reception and as typically happens in such situations, they brought plenty. The food table would eventually grow more full than seen above.
No prizes for this show yet, but we're working on it. Visitors have the opportunity to vote for two awards. Members of the Fibers Fridays shared interest group participated in a t-shirt challenge- a competition among themselves to convert an old Belmar Arts Council t-shirt into something new, and the entries are shown above. Voting has been going on for several days, but more t-shirts are available for anyone who would like to join the contest. Plus, there's a people's choice contest for the favorite piece overall in the whole show, with the votes open for the duration of the exhibition.
The Fabric, Fibers & Paper Arts show remains on display through September 26, 2014. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 1 to 5 pm, and there are extended summer hours through Labor Day weekend, 5 to 7 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 5 on Sundays. Admission is free.