‘Beyond Tradition’ art exhibit takes fiber to new levels

Modern artists pay homage to older ways

By staff reports. Reprinted with the permission of Ruidoso-news, Ruidoso, New Mexico
Posted:   03/06/2014 07:09:20 PM MST

Hubbard Museum logo“Beyond Tradition,” an exhibit of contemporary mixed-media fiber art, will be at the Hubbard Museum of the American West in Ruidoso Downs. A gala artists’ reception will be held on April 5 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit will run through Labor Day, enabling local residents and visitors to the southern New Mexico mountain resort to enjoy it.

Layered and stitched textiles have been a part of human history for thousands of years. “Beyond Tradition” includes work by 21st-century artists who pay homage to traditional forms of expression while taking the artwork to new levels through the use of unusual materials and techniques. The show will feature two-dimensional and three-dimensional work, and the Hubbard Museum will hold educational events.

All of the exhibiting artists are members of the New Mexico region of Studio Art Quilt Associates, an international, nonprofit organization with more than 3,100 members.

The Hubbard Museum of the American West is owned and operated by the city of Ruidoso Downs, and is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution. It is located at 26301 Highway 70 West. For more information, phone (575) 378-4142, visit www.hubbardmuseum.org, or email info@hubbardmuseum.org.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. There is a $6 admission charge

Studio Art Quilt Associates’ mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications. For more information visit www.saqa.com.

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