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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Ayako Abe-Miller, Clemson University MFA Art Alumna, in Fiber Fusion Exhibit in Las Cruces, New Mexico


Clemson Art Department Alumna, Ayako Abe-Miller (MFA in Art-sculpture, 2015), is one of ten artists selected to exhibit along with internationally known fiber artist, Pat Hickman, in FIBERFUSION, a group sculpture exhibition that opened Friday, Oct 2, 2015, at the West End Art Depot in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  


Las Cruces –  Internationally recognized fiber wartist Pat Hickman, along with ten other artists from around the country and Las Cruces, combine artistic forces for FIBERFUSION, a group sculpture exhibition openingFriday, October 2nd, 20156-9pm at the West End Art Depot. The artist’s reception is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. FIBERFUSION runs through October 30th.
Hickman’s use of hog casings as sculptural material inspired four of the ten artists last year at a sculpture workshop at Arrowmont, an internationally recognized arts and crafts school in Tennessee. She has collaborated with fellow metal artist and Arrowmont instructor, David Bacharach, on a sculpture included in this show.
Ayako Abe-Miller, Amber O’Harrow, Angelita Propes, and Hickman’s assistant, Deborah Moore, shared an artist vision. They were encouraged by Hickman to pursue a group show possibility in New Mexico where Moore is a member of the West End Art Depot Cooperative.
Throughout the past year, these four artists have continued to work together, to discuss new directions in fiber sculpture, share ideas and support each other. They invited other artists to join them in challenging the boundaries of sculptural fiber.
Works feature combinations of fiber with gut, clay, wire, yarn, string, and found objects.
West End Art Depot has a mission to create an alliance with people who hold a passion for the arts, and to advocate for and promote the artists of Las Cruces and the surrounding area through active outreach, education, and community service. We.AD is located at 401 North Mesilla Street in Las Cruces.
Gallery hours are 4 – 8 pm Friday, noon – 4 pm on Saturday, noon – 3 pm on Sunday and by appointment.
For more information www.westendartdepot.org or contact Chris Bardey at (575) 312-9892 or nmartco.op@gmail.com.
West End Art Depot / We.AD
401 N Mesilla St / Las Cruces, NM / 88005

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