Contact: Susan Lenz
CYBER FYBER EXHIBITION AT GALLERY 80808, Jan. 8 - 20, 2009
CYBER FYBER, an international exhibition of fiber arts created by Internet connected textile artists, opens at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios on Thursday, January 8, 2009 and runs through January 20th. An opening reception will be held on Friday, January 9 from 5 – 9 PM. The gallery is located at 808 Lady Street in downtown Columbia, South Carolina.
The art exhibit will feature hundreds of fiber cards from over twenty-six countries and 46 states. The work of nineteen internationally known fiber artists will also be on display. These invited artists include: Dijanne Cevaal, Sharon Boggon, Dale Rollerson, and Doreen Grey and her granddaughter Ebony of Australia; Beate Knappe and Wanda Lenz of Germany; Emmy Schoonbeek and Jacqueline de Jong of the Netherlands; Arlee Barr of Canada; Lynda Monk and Maggie Grey of Great Britain; Annica Lindsten of Sweden; Nikki Wheeler of Washington; Veleta Staffney and Corinne Stubson of Oregon; Penny Sisto of Indiana; Jill Rumoshosky Werner of Kansas; and Susan Sorrell and Susan Lenz of South Carolina.
Postcards and small, Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) came from all over the United States, England, Scotland, Spain, Belgium, Wales, Norway, New Zealand, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Germany, France, Italy, Cyprus, India, Japan, South Africa, Israel, Malawi, Romania, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands. CYBER FYBER will have Internet access in order for viewers to leave comments for each of these talented fiber artists.
On Saturday, January 10 CYBER FYBER is partnering with Creative Sewing of West Columbia for “Fiber Day”. From 10 – 4 there will be on going sewing and embellishing demonstrations, guest speakers, and show-and-tell opportunities. On Saturday, January 17 from 1 – 4 CYBER FYBER is holding ATC Day. For more information, please contact Susan Lenz at (803) 254-0842 or (803) 252-6134.
Cyber Fyber Comes to Columbia, South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina – Cyber Fyber, an exhibit of international fiber arts, is coming to Columbia, South Carolina’s Gallery 80808 at 808 Lady Street in the city’s historic Vista arts district on January 8th, 2009.
Local contemporary fiber artist, Susan Lenz devoted most of 2008 to the acquisition of fiber post cards and ATCs – artist trading cards – by coordinating the trading of cards, which are actual miniature works of art, via the Internet and her blogs Cyber Fyber Exhibition (http://cyberfyber exhibition.blogspot.com/) and Art in Stitches (http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/). With 27 countries and 46 states represented in the ATC and fiber post card division of the show, Cyber Fyber will also feature an invitational art exhibit displaying the work of such noted textile artists as Maggie Grey of the UK, Emmy Schoonbeek and Jacqueline de Jong of The Netherlands, Dijanne Cevaal of Australia, Annica Lindsten of Sweden and more. January 10th has been designated Fiber Day, during which patrons may participate in demonstrations and hands-on activities from 10am until 4 pm. On Saturday January 17th from 1 – 4 pm, the exhibit and Gallery 80808 will sponsor an open trading day during which local artists of all ages, levels and media are invited to participate in an exchange of their own ATCs with both area and international artists alike.
The show will run from January 8th through the 20th with an opening night reception on January 9th from 5 – 9 pm. Gallery 80808/Vista Studios is located at 808 Lady Street in Columbia’s historic Vista.
This project is funded by the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina.