Evangel University to host guest artist group, Uncommon Threads
March 12, 2014 | Kim Jeyaraj
“Vigilant Wader” by Carol Bormann
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Evangel University art program is pleased to host a guest art exhibition featuring the works of Uncommon Threads, a group of 15 fiber artists from the surrounding Springfield area, through March 28.
A reception will be held to honor the group on Friday, March 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Barnett Fine Arts Gallery. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
The exhibit is open to the public and admission is free.
Uncommon Threads is a network of art quilters working in the contemporary art quilt medium. Each fiber artist maintains an individual style of work and subject matter.
“Uncommon Threads is a spin-off group of the Ozark Piece Quilt Guild,” said Dianna Callahan, member of Uncommon Threads. “We are a group of ladies who work and exhibit on a professional level.”
About Uncommon Threads
The individual artists’ works are informed by a variety of inspirations, ranging from the natural world of trees, gardens, animals, mountains and oceans to the abstract world of adventures, dreams and experiences.
Each style can include realism, abstract and portraiture and can be serious or comedic. The medium lends itself to a wide variety of techniques or treatments, including but not limited to dyeing, painting, cutting or tearing, fusing or seaming. The art pieces are often embellished by hand or machine sewing or embroidery.
Individual members have exhibited locally, nationally and internationally, receiving varied awards. These artists have established sales histories with work in public, private and corporate collections. Some members have taught art and design at the university level; some teach workshops nationally and internationally, both in physical venues and online.
For additional information, visit the group’s site: www.uncommthreads.com, or contact Michael Buesking, (417) 865- 2811, ext. 7281.