Interfibers Design Gallery, now open for its 28th season, will once again feature the work of artists Daryl Asbury, Isabel Beaudoin, Wendy Carpenter and Ruth Philipon. With unique exhibits planned for the 2009 season, the resident artists can often be found working on site at the gallery located along County F in Fish Creek.
The “China” exhibit will feature works by Ruth Philipon and Wendy Carpenter. Philipon’s series of six large pieces relate to her travels through eastern China and her extensive cultural research. Her mix media works consist of painted imagery, language translations, found objects from China and beautiful hand-made Chinese papers. For the exhibit, Carpenter will be weaving in the gallery a contemporary version of the baby-carrier forms found in China, allowing customers to view the weaving process.
Daryl Asbury’s new 2009 oil painting series titled, “Door County memories,” will also be on display. Tending towards a dreamy sentimentality of interactions with nature, Asbury works with a specialized layering technique to expose the under layers of paint and blend surface colors.
Isabel Beaudoin’s art career spans 70 years, and her eclectic vision is expressed in a broad array of media. From pastels, batik, prints, carvings and repousse, her artwork will round out the gallery’s offerings.
Also new in the gallery this year are items inspired by Carpenter’s trip to Central America over the winter months. Carpenter spent two months in Guatemala working with a group of weavers to weave ikat fabric. Ikat, or ikkat, is a style of weaving that uses a resist dyeing process similar to tie-dye. With the hand-woven ikat fabric she has made cotton wrap-around skirts and matching tunic-tops in various colors and sizes. Carpenter is also featuring purple Jadeite stones, which are found in Central America, in her new 2009 necklace and earring designs.
For more information call 920.868.3580, visit http://www.interfibers.com or stop by Interfibers Design Gallery, located off County F, two miles east of Hwy 42.