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March 2011

Greenville Technical College in Greenville, SC, Features Exhibit of Textiles Works

Greenville Technical College in Greenville, SC, will present the juried exhibit, Textiles in a Tube, at the RIVERWORKS Gallery, located at Art Crossing at River Place, along the Reedy River, on view from Mar. 4 through Apr. 15, 2011. An opening reception and awards presentation will be held on Mar. 4, from 6-9pm.

Textiles are on the banks of the Reedy once again. Yesterday’s bolts of cotton, no, but an exhibition of unique textile art. Textiles in a Tube is 15 works of art created by 10 artists from New York to California and as far away as Budapest, Hungary. The exhibition is the result of a juried competition after an international call for entries. Artists were invited to reinvent and/or expand the definition of textiles and then to squeeze their reinvention into a 3” x 36”mailing tube.

The exhibition includes silk, wool, plastic net fruit bags, even newspaper. Artists have utilized hand weaving, stitching, dying, painting, screen-printing and incorporated found objects. Several of the works are sculptures. Just as each work was squeezed into a mailing tube, Riverworks presents a sampling of current textile art representing materials, processes, and thought from across the US and beyond.

The juror, Terry Jarrard-Dimond, herself an internationally exhibited textile artist from Clemson, SC, says, “The entries demonstrated a range of explorations and reinvention and I applaud everyone who entered and perhaps stepped out of their comfort zone to try something new.”
RIVERWORKS Gallery is operated by and for the faculty and students from the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call Fleming Markel, Gallery Director at 864/271-0679 or e-mail to (

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