Lace means the traditional thing to most people, she says. But for this show, weve got something from every discipline in the fiber arts: beading, knitting, weaving, felting, crochet. Theres even a stunning piece by Sue Keyes that shrouds a complex colored-pencil drawing with delicate overlays of crocheted lace.
Other artists specifically followed the call for entries, Denholm continues. My Directors Choice award went to a tweed jacket with a lace border by Dianna Cooper-Ribner, which I chose because lace is traditionally thought of as an embellishment on a garment. The artist did that, but she used a very modern application, and that fits in with our purpose at TACtile, to show how fiber arts have changed and to bring them into the modern world. Then again, guest juror Robin Rule, invited for her contemporary perspective, turned out to have an affinity for the more traditional stuff, such as the beautiful, webby miasma of Judith Bershofs gossamer knitted shawls. Go figure.
Whatever sensibility you bring along, Holes & Knots is well worth catching before it closes at the end of the day tomorrow at TACtile, 7777 East Hampden Avenue in Tamarac Square. For more information, go to www.tactilearts.org or call 720-524-8886.
Feb. 12-March 20, 2010