August 8 - September 19, 2014
Opening Reception | August 8, 2014
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Talk: 5:30pm - 6:00pm
This exhibition highlights the use of fiber arts as media and
process towards artistic expression. Dyeing, stitching,
surface design, weaving, embroidery, quilting, batik,
felting, basketry, textile manipulation, soft sculpture, and
other mixed media artworks utilizing fibers as their primary
material are just some of the many ways that artwork falls
under the broad umbrella of “Fiber Arts”. Traditional and
contemporary techniques and materials are welcome, as
well as any themes the artist explores through fiber arts.
Mark Newport is an artist & educator living in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Newport’s work has been exhibited in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, including solo exhibitions at The Chicago Cultural Center, and Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, MO. His work is included in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art; The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum; The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Cranbrook Art Museum; The
Arizona State University Art Museum, Microsoft, and
Progressive Insurance. Newport’s work will be exhibited in
the Duane Reed Gallery in St. Louis this April 2014.
Newport is the Artist-in-Residence and Head of Fiber at the
Cranbrook Academy of Art. He earned his BFA at the
Kansas City Art Institute in 1986 & his MFA at the School of
the Art Institute of Chicago in 1991.