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Current Exhibit:
When Threads Dance 
Featured Artists:
Cynthia Hickok, Brenda J. Bunten-Schloesser, Linda Thompson
April 5 - 26, 2017; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Meet the Artists: 3-5 pm & 7-9 p.m. Thursday,April 13, 2017



 

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Brenda J. Bunten-Schloesser 

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Linda Thompson 

     

 

Houston fiber artists, Cynthia Hickok, Brenda J. Bunten-Schloesser and Linda Thompson will share the diversity of textile art at Keller Town Hall, April 5-26, 2017. Their work has been shown in museums and galleries worldwide, and can be seen in many textile and decorator publications.

Cynthia Hickok creates her embroidered pieces from her free-flow sewing machine which she terms “anCafe de Musee extension of her arm.” As each thread of a different color is placed next to each other, “the eyes will dance to the blended colors.” Cindy's work has been shown in the Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Textile Museum in Washington DC, Metropolitan Museum in NYC, UNESCO headquarters in Paris and numerous other museums in America, Europe, and Asia. She has pieces of art in permanent museum collections from Denver to the Met, in other museums in the US, France and Hungary, as well as untold private collections.The Snyderman Works Gallery in Philadelphia, PA now represents her. Publications such as the Wall Street Journal and American Craft have published representations of her textile art. See more of Cindys work and learn more about her at www.cindyhickok.com

 

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Brenda J. Bunten-Schloesser, a full time studio artist for over 30 years, “is inspired by the world around us and the events that influence our lives. She likes to translate changes in our lives into her work; what she often refers to as ‘the dance’." A graduate of Kansas City Art Institute with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Brenda has lived in various locations throughout the US. Her emphasis is surface design on fiber. She creates fiber sculptures and textile mosaics full of surprises that spark the optimism and emotions in people. She is active in organizations such as the Surface Design Association and the Art Chatter Critique. Her work has been exhibited throughout Texas, beyond its borders to Kansas, Minnesota, Virginia and Pennsylvania, reaching lands across the ocean to the Republic of Korea and Esbjerg, Denmark. Impressions Magazine, Kansas City Arts Review, The Islander Magazine of Galveston, Touching Fiber Arts to name a few, are publications that have recognized Brenda's art. Visit Brenda's webpage at www.bjbsart.com to learn more.

 

 

 Linda Thompson, works with fabrics such as silk, organza, muslin, linen, and more recently wool toHand dyed silk organza jacket create artistic, elegant garments pleasing to the eye."She loves fine fabrics and the creative process of changing them, manipulating them, adding color and texture until they are truly and uniquely hers." Using the Shibori resist technique, a Japanese manual form of dyeing which produces patterns on fabric, Linda will take a white or black fabric and create a beautiful material that will become her couture. Her designs are her own from the beginning of the process to the end, whether it be dyeing the fabric, machine sewing or hand work, she creates it all. As a member of the Houston Area Fiber Artists Organization, she has held many board positions including two terms as President. "Linda has studied surface design with locally and nationally known fiber artists, Design and Drawing at the Glassell School of Art in Houston and the Art of Draping under Sandra Ericason of St. Helena, CA, and is an avid proponent of Madeline Vionnet's work, a couture designer in the 1920s and 1930s. You can see more of Linda's designs at www.lindascreativecouture.com

Join the Keller Public Arts Board and Meet the Artists, Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 3 to 5 pm or 7 to 9 pm. Harpist Susan Koskelin will be on hand at the evening reception for the listening pleasure of all. Enjoy viewing the exhibition while sharing conversation and refreshments with these talented ladies.

 

What's Coming Next? 

For a list of upcoming exhibits, CLICK HERE