Art exhibit explores fiber of all forms

August 12, 2013 by  

Poster printing will no doubt be carried out in force, as a new gallery exhibition begins at 362 North Martin Luther King Boulevard in Lexington later this week, running right through to October. The featured artists include Ann Coddington-Rast, Lisa Mesa-Gaido and Jennifer Reis.

Coddington-Rast is an associate professor at Eastern Illinois University. She combines natural materials to create explorations of the human condition using basketry twining techniques.

Reis is an assistant professor at Morehead State University and works with embellished textile assemblages, while Mesa-Gaido, a professor at Morehead, creates soft sculptures inspired by stuffed animals.

It begins this Wednesday, August 14, and can be seen up until October 5. Gallery hours for the exhibit, which is titled ‘Distinct Voices in Contemporary Fiber’ will be 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. A reception will be held on the evening of on September 20.

On young ‘professor’ who has already made her mark is Tates Creek High School freshman Lauren Bolt, who has been named as an International Young Achiever of the Year for 2013.

She joins winners from Canada and Illinois in receiving a check for $500 and a certificate from the International Leadership Network. They are three of the 28 students honored as young achievers this year.

Bolt participates in the school choir and the International Baccalaureate Programme. She has been an honor roll student since she was in the fourth grade, and plans to go to Asbury University to pursue degrees in Psychology and Equine Management.