Valley Art Council holding fiber art show at community center

Published 6:10 pm Monday, April 1, 2019

VALLEY — The Valley Arts Council is having a busy spring.

In March, the co-hosted “Art Works: A Community Art Exhibit” with the West Point Fine Arts Council at Bradshaw-Chambers County Library. They’re following up with a fiber art show this coming weekend at Valley Community Center.

“Anyone who would like display examples of quilting, tatting, weaving, needle art or painting that uses threads and fiber will be welcome,” said Arts Council President Suzie Britt. “Entry forms are available at the library. We will accept people up to the last minute.”

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Britt can be reached at (334) 333-7073 or An entry form is also available on Facebook and on the City of Valley web site.

“This will be a chance to display your family heirlooms,” Britt said. “It’s an ideal opportunity to exhibit something your grandmother may have made years ago that’s still in your family. I know we will have lots of quilts, crocheting and needle work on display. I’m excited about this, and can’t wait to see what all we will have on display.”

Fiber art is a fine art with material that consists of natural or synthetic fiber of other components, such as fabric or yarn. It focuses on the materials and on the manual labor on the part of the artist as part of the works’ significance and prioritizes aesthetic value over utility. Products manufactured in local mills, such as the Dry Me Dry towels made in River View and Fairfax, are now being recognized as examples of fiber art.

Towels that were valued at mere pennies when manufactured in the 1940s and 1950s are now collector items with much greater value.

“We just want to get the word out there about this show and that it’s not too late to enter,” Britt said. “We’re interested in seeing what you have made by hand, and we know the public will be interested in seeing it as well.”