Fiber Confluence Fashion Show


The Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis and The Foundry Art Centre invite you to join us on Thursday, October 1st, 2015, at 1:30pm for Fiber Confluence, an Art-to-Wear fashion show, in the Ameristar Gallery at the Foundry Art Centre.  The show features one-of-a-kind garments, jewelry and accessories created by fiber artists from the Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis. The title, Fiber Confluence evokes the ‘act of flowing together’ and represents the wide variety of fiber techniques used by the innovative artists exhibiting their designs and collaborating on ensembles.

The Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis celebrates their 90th anniversary in the coming year with the distinction of being the second oldest such guild in the nation.  The artists of the guild continue to uphold the highest standards of excellence in design and craftsmanship as set by their founders in 1926.  Fiber Confluence is a juried show.  Juror is Betty Epstein, a longtime member of WGSL, who has served as State Representative to the Handweaver’s Guild of America, Guild President, Chairperson of the Guild Jury and Coordinator for numerous formal and informal fashion shows sponsored by the guild.

When & Where:  Thursday, October 1st, 2015, at 1:30pm in the Ameristar Gallery at the Foundry Art Centre. The show is free and open to the public immediately following the luncheon available separately through The Foundry Art Centre.

Fiber Confluence is presented in conjunction with Innovations in Textiles 10, a collaborative event in the St. Louis, MO region, that investigates the state of contemporary textile arts. Over 20 nonprofit and private arts organizations join forces from August through November 2015 to present exhibitions related to fiber art created by national and international artists. Activities include workshops, lectures, gallery tours, and community programs. Innovations in Textiles 10 serves to enlighten the community with a unique aesthetic prospective on fiber art featuring various materials and techniques. The broad range of programming offered mirrors the symposium’s dedication to the investigation of innovative ideas.