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.