The Buddy Holly Center Announces TRANSFORMED: Recycling and Upcycling in Fiber Arts

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The Buddy Holly Center announces TRANSFORMED: Recycling and Upcycling in Fiber Arts, an exhibition celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Caprock Art Quilters. The exhibition will open in the Fine Arts Gallery on February 21 and run through March 26, 2017.

Recycling is a well-known tradition in quilting, taking fabric from worn out clothing, blankets, and even feed sacks, and creating something gloriously new, well crafted, and carefully designed, for utilitarian and decorative purposes. Upcycling is a newer concept and often turns the humble, the forgotten, and occasionally the unusual, into a work of aesthetic value in unexpected ways. Nontraditional and sometimes overlooked materials are given a focus that allows them to be perceived with fresh eyes.

In each of the art quilts on display, the artist has reached beyond the traditional piecing and layering of fabric and explored new territory. Something has been preserved, something has been renewed, and something has been re-envisioned.

The Caprock Art Quilters is celebrating ten years as a regional networking group of fiber artists. As a circle of the national group, Studio Art Quilters Association, members from West Texas and Eastern

New Mexico exhibit locally, nationally and internationally to inspire awareness of the contemporary quilt as an art form.

(News release from the City of Lubbock/Buddy Holly Center)

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