Local fiber and visual artist Janice Arnold will be a featured speaker at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, in Washington Hall, room 103 at Centralia College. This presentation is free and open to everyone.
Arnold will describe the process and inspirations behind her large solo exhibition in San Francisco running through June 4 at the Museum of Craft and Design.
The exhibition, titled FELT Decoded, WOOL: Nature’s Technology, is a unique combination of art, science, history, and process plus an immersive installation made from more than 4,000 feet of handmade wool felt.
Arnold has a studio in Grand Mound and is internationally recognized as an innovator in the medium of fibers. She recently was honored in New York City with a prestigious Rare Craft Grant, sponsored by the American Craft Council, The Balvenie, and Anthony Bourdain, for her commitment to a traditional art and the preservation of the rare craft of large scale felt-making.
The exhibition is sponsored by The Woolmark Company International and Interior Felt of Canada.