Tiffin University's Diane Kidd Gallery of Art plans to host a new exhibition by artist Amie Adelman as its first show of the 2012-13 season.
"Twisted," a fiber installation, is to feature a special opening reception 6:30-8 p.m. today. The public is invited to attend and meet Adelman, who is to speak at 7:15 p.m.
"A recent Amie Adelman installation at the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center in Texas consisted of over 60,000 yards of sewing thread stretched from ceiling to wall," said gallery Director Marsha Pippenger.
PHOTO BY MARYANN KROMER
This installation by Amie Adelman can be viewed in a front corner of the Diane Kidd Gallery at Tiffin University. Another larger piece also has been constructed in the center of the space.
"Inspired by the process of stretching yarns for weaving on a warping board, the threads create a massive curving form in space that gradually shifts in color and value," Pippenger said.
Adelman is an associate professor of fibers in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas in Denton, just north of Dallas.
To pursue research in textiles worldwide, Adelman has been awarded numerous grants to visit Ghana, South Africa, Uganda, Guatemala, Norway, Scotland and England. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and her work has been published in two books, "Dyeing and Screen Printing on Textiles" and "Fiberarts Design Book Six."
Her Tiffin show is to run through Oct. 14.
The Kidd gallery is located in the Hayes Center for the Arts on the TU campus.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Appointments and group tours can be arranged by calling (419) 448-3313.