Posting early this month to include several exhibits I recommend seeing in person. First is ‘Black History Month’ at Concord University’s Arthur Butcher Art Gallery, Athens up through September 15. The full catalog is available on RobbyMooreArt.com . I visited and went through the exhibit with Robby. We discussed how having time to explore materials… Continue reading Appalachians exhibit near and far
A video walk through of the fiber exhibit Stories are Made Loop by Loop at the Virginia Quilt Museum curated by Susan Feller.
Contemporary fiber artists using rug hooking techniques exhibit opens at Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, VA until October 7, 2023. With digital catalog
In the lead-up to opening of ‘Stories are Made Loop by Loop’ at the Virginia Quilt Museum on July 12 this post highlights themes explored by the makers. The artists chose to spend hours alone with fiber, color, shapes and simple tools developing work that visualized a personal experience or important issue. They used the… Continue reading Themes explored with fiber in exhibit
This project lives up to my chosen word for 2023 – PROMOTE. I am officially announcing the exhibit ‘Stories are Made Loop by Loop’ opening July 12 at Virginia Quilt Museum, 301 S Main, Harrisonburg, VA extending through October 7. I have curated hooked work by seven international artists. Meet the makers this month. In… Continue reading Months in the planning
Looking back over my work I realize growth, geology and sounds of nature have inspired and influenced it. To study life outside of our dwellings brings an awareness of delicacy and interdependency. It seems my media of choice; fiber/textiles and non-mechanical tools (a hook and needle); honors the experiences my senses absorb. I participated as… Continue reading Caring for Nature
Off season is a great time to explore a region. March in the New River Gorge National Park invites outdoor enthusiasts to hike the trails through tunnels of rhododendron or along the top of the gorge for views of the rushing New River below. You could ride above in a bi-plane; through the gorge along… Continue reading Nature, Art and Friends
There are many opportunities to learn. Watching a how-to video helps, but when you are able to ask questions a relationship develops. The Tamarack Foundation for the Arts offers personal networking experiences through the Creative Network. Monthly Lunch and Learn programming lead by WVCN Liaison, Angelica Armstrong, introduces successful, emerging, retailers, writers, musicians, artists in… Continue reading Learn by Questioning
Choosing a word to describe the year ahead has become my routine. PROMOTE is 2023’s. Monthly, on the 20th, a blog post will be released introducing people, places and or events I have researched. Focusing on contemporary textile arts, today’s makers of Appalachian traditions or the stories behind objects, the posts will aim to promote… Continue reading Textile Arts in Appalachia
I am beginning a new website and thought to muse on creating art.Please visit SusanFeller.com over the next months to learn my story. I waver between how the methodical, rhythmic action stitching and loop making settles me to an anxiousness felt designing a visual message recording life around me. Viewing installations, collections and themed exhibits… Continue reading Making art – Why?