Combine a stay at Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast in Ohio with a visit to the Canton Museum of Art

Combine an overnight stay at our romantic bed and breakfast overlooking beautiful Atwood Lake with a visit to the Canton Art Museum and we will include the cost of two ticket’s.  Just mention this blog.

Focus: Fiber 2011, a juried triennial exhibition of contemporary fiber art, will be on display at the Canton Museum of Art from December 2 through March 4, 2012. Hosted in coordination with the Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Focus: Fiber 2011 features the best of contemporary textile/fiber work and pushes the boundaries of the medium — merging ancient and new techniques in exciting and surprising ways.

Focus: Fiber 2011 features 50 works by 39 artists, ranging from miniature to very large wall pieces, as well as 3 dimensional works using non-traditional materials such as tea bags and dryer lint. Two hundred and seventy-eight pieces were submitted from an eight state region — Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The submissions varied from installation and performance works, to innovative re-visioning of traditional textiles. Entries were juried by internationally recognized fiber artist Dorothy Caldwell, of Hastings, Ontario. Says Caldwell, “Focus: Fiber 2011-12 provides a broad cross-section of work in an important field of contemporary art. I was struck by the audacious use of eccentric fabrics and casual construction – the unpredictable carrier of a message.”

Museum Hours:

Monday – closed; Tuesday, Wednesday – 10 am – 8 pm; Thursday – Friday – 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday – 10 am – 3 pm; Sunday – 1 pm to 5 pm

I’ll look forward to seeing you soon,
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