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ART ON THE WALLS at Big Bend Yoga Center
BBC features work from artists throughout our community.

Stop by today for a class and check out our latest art exhibit at Big Bend Yoga.

A Cause for Celebration – Twenty Years! Then and Now!

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the founding of ArtFiber Saint Louis we’ve decided to show work created early in the process of artistic exploration and to show recent work. It’s a privilege and a treat to share growth and change! Then and Now –

Drew Donnelly Benage worked to perfect hand and machine piecing and applique skills as she began her fiber art journey. In recent years she has been interested in colorwash designs and in surface design techniques such as fabric dyeing, marbling and shibori.
Laura Saunders Kaiser’s early art quilt adventures focused on a “no rules”, sometimes "wonky" approach to traditional blocks with bold color choices that ran afoul of sensible color schemes. Current work explores texture and surface design techniques such as dyeing, painting, heat altering and use of unconventional materials. Birds, nests and text are frequent subject matter.
Deb Lewis explored traditional and applique quilt work for several years before turning to art quilts. She dyes her own fabrics and experiments with a wide variety of surface design techniques. Deb likes to use upcycled cloth and often uses nature, family and humor as themes. She has rediscovered hand embroidery and often uses embroidery in her art work.
Pat Owoc’s earliest fiber work was traditional in nature. Disperse dye, fiber reactive dye, silk screen, stamping, painting and other surface design techniques are the foundation for current work which usually features family stories or botanical themes.

ArtFiber St. Louis, founded in 1996 as Art Quilt Alliance, grew out of the need for a supportive, collaborative organization for a small group of artists in the greater St. Louis, Missouri, area. ArtFiber members explore a range of techniques in the creation of layered stitched constructions and sculptural works. Current members are Drew Donnelly Benage, Laura Saunders Kaiser, Deb Lewis, and Pat Owoc.


2016 CALENDAR


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Chef Sharon Tutko

As a private chef and health coach, I support organic, local and sustainable resources whenever possible.  Further, I embrace simple, clean and delicious ways to feed people of all ages with varying degrees of stress, dietary needs and palate preferences.
—Chef Sharon Tutko

www.cheftutko.com


Green Spiral Tours

Green Spiral Tours is a “Family Adventure School” and social enterprise designed to connect families and nature through free and affordable field trips throughout the St. Louis region.
greenspiraltours.com


Helping Hand-Me-Downs

Helping Hand-Me-Downs provides clothing for the first year of a newborn’s life… Swaddling those most in need with the love of donations from the community…
While also supporting mothers seeking greater independence.

Stephanie Williamson, Executive Director
helpinghandmedowns.org


Immigrant & Refugee Women’s Program.

OUR MISSION: To increase the independence and reduce the isolation of immigrant and refugee women by teaching them basic English and practical living skills in the security of their own homes.

OUR VISION: To create a community where immigrant and refugee women have sufficient English language skills to provide a home that prepares them and their children to meet the everyday challenges of living in a diverse culture and to make a personal, lasting, and valued social, moral, and economic contribution to the community.
irwp.net


Turner Center for the Arts

Turner Center for the Arts is a multi-use art studio space in Maplewood, with program offerings for everyone from kids to adults. Also offered are day and evening programs for adults with disabilities, after school art classes, summer art camps for kids and open studio time for teenagers.

Nate Larson, Executive Director
turnercenterforthearts.org


Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice

Barbara Finch, Program Chair
Our mission is to identify, research and discuss critical issues. To mobilize, energize and inspire ourselves and others to action. To work as individuals and in community for social justice. womensvoicesraised.org