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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Meeting Notes from 02.12.08

Natalie called to say that there was an artist's reception at the DeKalb Area Womens Center. So, I contacted everyone I could to say that we were meeting there. The show was primarily photos and showcased five fiber pieces. (See article from the Daily Chronicle below.) We each had our own opinions of the work and discussed them over Hawiian Punch, raspberry filled cookies and sweets. The conversation carried over to Rosita's... it was a tasty food night. If you want, write your opinions of the show in the comments section and we will continue the discussion.
NIU student shows winter art at DAWC
Northern Illinois University doctoral student Mary Baker Turner will present her view of the beauty and harshness of an Illinois winter in an exhibit entitled “Fiber & Ice” on display at the DeKalb Area Women's Center throughout February.
Many of the photographs, taken on the NIU campus where Turner is pursuing a doctoral degree in instructional technology, feature images of ice-coated vegetation. Turner, originally from Louisiana, also presents fiber artworks, which entail a heavy amount of stitching, crocheting and wrapping techniques. Her fiber works reference organisms and patterns from nature. All of the works in the exhibit are recent, dating from June 2007 to the present.

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