“Fiber Rocks! “ Arts Show Opens In Española
Submitted to the Daily Post
The Española Valley Fiber Arts Center’s (EVFAC) with its mission to promote the textile heritage of Northern New Mexico has initiated a collaboration with Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project’s (MPPP) an organization that documents, protect and sustain endangered archaeological treasures in the northern Rio Grande Valley. Both organizations share the mission of education, and the exhibition titled Fiber Rocks! aims to draw new audiences for each – petroglyph aficionados will learn about the visually expressive wealth of Fiber Artists and fiber arts aficionados will become aware of MPPP’s preserve filled with countless petroglyphs as an expression of local culture and heritage.
Fiber Rocks! is a testimony to the wealth of local heritage through contemporary creative expression. This traveling exhibition displays the creative artwork of 20+ Fiber Artists from six states, who have been directly inspired by their visit to the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Preserve. Motivated by the images edged in rock, the artists have created distinctive works of art spanning a wide range of 2- and 3-dimensional Fiber Arts disciplines. The show will open in Española and tour to Santa Fe and Taos in 2016. The following dates have been reserved for the show and receptions at which many artists will be present:
Española at the Misión and Convento Gallery
Thursday, November 19th, 2015 – Sunday January 3rd, 2016
Reception: Saturday, December 12th, 2015: 5pm – 7 pm
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Santa Fe at the El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
Friday, January 8th, 2016 – Sunday February 14th, 2016
Reception in Santa Fe: Friday, January 8th, 2016: 5 pm – 8 pm
Museum Hours: Tuesday-Friday 1pm-5pm, Saturday 8am-3pm, Sunday 9am-4pm
Taos at the Hacienda de Los Martinez
Friday, February 19th, 2016 – Thursday March 31st, 2016
Reception in Taos: Friday, February 26, 2016: 4 pm – 7 pm
Museum Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm
About The Española Fiber Arts Center
The Española Valley Fiber Arts Center (EVFAC, the Center) is a hub for all types of fiber-arts activity in Northern New Mexico, and was established nearly 20 years ago by local artist. The Center is a nonprofit, member-focused organization with 501(c)(3) status. EVFAC operates within Northern New Mexico and in the heart of the region’s rich weaving history, and undertakes many initiatives to teach fiber arts skills at every level, grow the appreciation for handmade fiber arts, and provide opportunities for the general public to appreciate the work of all Fiber Artists.
These exhibits have been generously supported by the Norther Rio Grande Heritage Area, a nonprofit with a mission to help sustain the communities, languages, cultures, traditions, heritage and environment of Northern New Mexico.