The Fiber Art of Barb Sherrill

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As summer comes to an end and the fall season begins, the Gallery at the Park wraps up its Annual Juried Show and introduces the next featured exhibit: Barbara Sherrill’s fiber art show.
Sherrill spent 25 years practicing and developing a variety of surface design techniques—painting, fusing, heating, dyeing, stenciling, beading, stitching and other mark making—and now she incorporates these techniques into her work to draw out unique colors and textures. Sherrill utilizes elements such as color, shape and visual texture to create beautiful works of fiber art.
Other incredible and unique components featured in Sherrill’s wall art are the multiple layers and 3D embellishments she adds. Much of her work is textured abstract art, though she has also done realistic landscapes, three dimensional thread vases, beaded and framed pictures, beaded jewelry and boxes.

Many of Sherrill’s recent pieces are connected by themes of aging, faith, life choices and the passage of time. With such an eclectic body of work, Sherrill is able to express these themes in multiple ways, with works of art that viewers will find poignant, thought-provoking and interesting.

Her art demonstrates the uniqueness of the human experience and captures the essence of the world’s natural beauty. Using an eye for design, a penchant for experimentation and a passion for all things fiber, she creates the beautiful art that you can find at the Gallery.
This exhibit will be on display at the Gallery at the Park from Aug. 29 to Sept. 29. The reception will be held on Sept. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.

ABOUT THE GALLERY AT THE PARK
The Gallery at the Park is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Visit the Gallery at 89 Lee Boulevard near the entrance to Howard Amon Park in Richland, or visit the website at galleryatthepark.org.

Bethany Beard