California Fibers in Diverted Destruction 8: The Fabric Edition

Last Saturday was the opening of Diverted Destruction 8: The Fabric Edition at The Loft at Liz's, 453 S La Brea Ave in Los Angeles, California. California Fibers' members made up a large portion of the show, as we were challenged by gallery owner Liz Gordon to create work from recycled materials, including a lot of upholstery sample books from local stores.

The exhibit continues through September 8. There are two free workshops scheduled for Saturday, July 11 from 2-5 PM (adult), and Saturday, July 18 from 2-5 PM (family-oriented). The workshops will be facilitated by California Fibers' members. There is also an artists' talk scheduled for Wednesday, August 12, from 7-9 PM.

There's pictures of the work below, but they do not do justice to the work in real life. Make time to stop by and see the show, and enjoy the antique hardware store below that has some amazing stuff in it.

Cameron Taylor Brown, Majestic Stone: Pisac Ruins, Peru (top) and Majestic Stone: Ollantaytambo, Peru (bottom)
Cameron Taylor Brown, Majestic Stone: Pisac Market, Peru (top) and Majestic Stone: Machu Picchu, Peru (bottom)

Charlotte Bird, Travels in Space (top) and Mid Century (bottom)

Lydia Tjioe Hall, Line of Descent (left) and Carrie Burckle, Rebloom (right)

Carrie Burckle, Rebloom

Carrie Burckle, Hexagon Blues

Peggy Wiedemann, Messages; Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Protected; Julie Kornblum, I'm Still Here (l-r)

Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Protected

Julie Kornblum, I'm Still Here
Peggy Wiedemann, Messages
Lori Zimmerman, Landscape A
Lori Zimmerman, Landscape B
Lori Zimmerman, Landscape C
Lori Zimmerman, Landscape D

Lori Zimmerman, Quarter Jacket
Michael F. Rohde, Construction
Michael F. Rohde, Destruction

Lydia Tjioe Hall, Birds Eye View

Mary Beth Schwartzenberger, Inscription

Gail Fraser, Web of Threads II, Web of Threads I, and The Gathering Grounds (l-r)

Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Curvature (left) and Gail Fraser, Web of Threads II (right)

Peggy Wiedemann, Celebration

Chari Myers, Dragon Tree (left) and Dawn (right)

Susan Henry, Sunset Boulevard (top) and Diverted Business (bottom)

Susan Henry, Sunset Boulevard (top) and Diverted Business (bottom), and Chari Myers, Dusk (right)

Mary Beth Schwartzenberger, Blossom

Doshi, Mood Clown (happy side)
Gallery views follow, full of people at the opening, which is always nice. Many of the artists showed up, as you can see below.

Again, the show continues through September 8, or stop by one of the workshops or the artists' talk to see the art.