Feature Articles

December 2013

Mica – A Fine Contemporary Craft Gallery in Bakersville, NC, Features Wearable Art

Mica – A Fine Contemporary Craft Gallery in Bakersville, NC, will present Winter Wrap Up, featuring works by Liz Spear, Edwina Bringle, and Kathy Faille, on view from Dec. 6-8, 2013.

Sometimes fiber is more than fashion, sometimes it’s art - wearable art.

Three fiber artists were invited to join Mica members during the upcoming TRAC (Toe River Arts Council) Studio Tour. Experience comfy, creative, and fun fiber fashions with the inspired work from Liz Spear, Edwina Bringle, and Kathy Faille. This finely crafted work expands the concept of wardrobe embellishment to an entirely new level.

Edwina Bringle, from Penland, NC, is recognized for the exquisite colors in her soft woven scarves and shawls. As a teacher at Penland School of Crafts she has inspired many in the weaving room.

Liz Spear lives in Waynesville, NC, and employs her artistic and vibrant hand woven fabrics in beautifully constructed shirts, jackets, vests and hats. Spear is also a teacher at Penland.

Kathy Faille, residing in Auburntown, TN, feeds her soul with spinning, dying, and weaving her own fabric. She then incorporates her weaving with other fabrics and vintage buttons to create whimsically, abstract handbags and scarves.

The members of Mica, a cooperative gallery, welcome and wish to share the gifts of these wonderful fiber artists, inspiring yet another sense of craft.
For years our community of artists and craftspeople have dreamed of having our own cooperative gallery, and now that dream has become a reality. After months of planning, preparation, and hard work, Mica opened its doors in 2012 in downtown Bakersville. Mica showcases the work of local artists who work and live in the surrounding mountains. On display and available for sale are a stunning variety of functional and sculptural ceramics, glass, wood, prints, and paintings each touched by the unique mark of its maker.

Coop members include: Jon Ellenbogen & Becky Plummer, Kent McLaughlin, Suze Lindsay, Gertrude Graham Smith, Cynthia Bringle, David Ross, Joy Tanner, William Baker, Claudia Dunaway, Jenny Lou Sherburne, Jacque Allen, Chuck Young & Deana Blanchard, Pam Brewer, and Lisa Joerling.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 828/688-6422 or visit (www.micagallerync.com)

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