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FORMS IN WOOD AND FIBER - Southern California New Work featu res the work of six distinguished San Diego wood artists and California Fib ers — an exemplary group of artist craftsmen from Los Angeles\, Orange and San Diego counties. Recognizing the rich diversity of excellent wood and fi ber artist craftsmen in this region\, the exhibition is conceived as a live ly conversation among peers and between two artistic media. Both fresh pers pectives on traditional forms and cutting-edge contemporary expressions wil l be included in works of superior design and craftsmanship.

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Woodworkers in the exhibition are Professor Wendy Maruyama\, in ternationally recognized Program Head of the Woodworking and Furniture Desi gn Program at San Diego State University\; Russ Filbeck\, highly respected Associate Professor in the Cabinet and Furniture Technology Division at Pal omar College in San Marcos\; Patrick Edwards\, renowned practitioner and te acher of traditional European marquetry (wood inlay)\; Del Cover\, speciali st in chair building with current work featuring architectural elements\; B rett Hesser\, youngest graduate of Leeds Design Workshops who concentrates on the application of fine wood veneers\; and Dr. Gene Blickenstaff\, admir ed for his innovative\, translucent turned bowls of Norfolk Island Pine.

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California Fibers was founded in 1970 in San Diego with the purpose o f providing professional advancement for contemporary fiber artists. The cr eative imagination and excellent craftsmanship exhibited by the members pla ce them in the highest echelon of contemporary fiber artists. The group has an extensive exhibition history in the USA and abroad\, and some of its me mbers are recipients of prestigious awards from around the world. Their cre ative expression includes weaving\, basketry\, sculpture\, surface design\, wearables and mixed media. Members whose work will be included in the exhi bition are: Charlotte Bird\, Ashley Blalock\, Carrie Ann Burckle\, Marilyn McKenzie Chaffee\, Doshi\, Jacy Diggins\, Christie L. Dunning\, Gail Fraser \, Polly Jacobs Giacchina\, Susan Hart Henegar\, Carol E. Lang\, Cheryl Lom matsch\, Carol Mckie Manning\, Kathy Miller\, Ellen Phillips\, Michael Rohd e\, Carol Shaw-Sutton\, Valentyna Roenko Simpson\, Cameron Taylor-Brown\, D avid Weidig and Peggy Wiedemann.

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A lively series of artist craftsma n demonstrations\, lectures\, studio visits and workshops for children and adults will accompany the six-month exhibition.

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DTEND:20090104 DTSTAMP:20141227T020846 DTSTART:20080608 GEO:32.7314223;-117.1510527 LOCATION:Mingei International Museum - San Diego\,1439 El Prado Balboa Park \nSan Diego\, CA 92101 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Forms in Wood and Fiber: A Lively Conversation Between Wood and Fib er at Mingei International Museum\, Charlotte Bird\, Ashley V Blalock\, Car rie Ann Burckle\, Marilyn McKenzie Chaffee\, Jacy Diggins\, Doshi\, Christi e L. Dunning\, Gail Fraser\, Polly Jacobs Giacchina\, Susan Hart Henegar\, Carol E. Lang\, Cheryl Lommatsch\, Carol Mckie Manning\, Kathy Miller\, Ell en Phillips\, Michael Rohde\, Carol Shaw-Sutton\, Valentyna Roenko Simpson\ , Cameron Taylor-Brown\, David Weidig\, Peggy Wiedemann UID:30897 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR