Dallas Area Fiber Artists: June 24th Meeting & Planet Fiber call for entries

Views: 403

June 24th Meeting:

Location: The Point Center for Arts and Education, Campus of C.C. Young Retirement Community, 4847 W. Lawther Dr., Dallas, TX 75214

Our mini-workshop is the famous Purge and Swap. Starts at 5:30 p.m. It’s time to look in the corners of your workspace and start boxing those treasures up! Who knows what fun things you’ll find to fill in all that space you made.

Our program is Sculpting and Carving Books with Dr. Keith Kriegel.

Our speaker, Dr.Keith Kriegel takes discarded books and repurposes them into pieces of art. He was born and raised in Austin, Texas. After graduating from dental school, Keith set up a restorative dental practice in Dallas. For multiple years, D Magazine and Texas Monthly magazines have recognized him as one of the top dentists in Dallas and Texas. That same attention to detail and skill with his hands in his profession was the perfect segue to carving books as a pastime.

In 2017, one of Keith’s books won Best Sculpture in the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco’s ARTrageous Show. Also in 2017, his work was shown in the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco Juried Exhibition at Collin College. In 2018 one of Keith’s books again won Best Sculpture in the ARTrageous Show. In July of 2018 a book won Best of Show in the Plano 125 Art Show at the Eisemann Center. Keith has also won awards for photography and had his photographs published.

2019 Members’ Show Planet Fiber

This year’s theme, Planet Fiber, reflects our commitment to embrace recycling and endorse the effort needed to conserve resources to protect our planet from climate change.

You must be a Dallas Area Fiber Artist member to enter this show. Each member is guaranteed to have at least one piece accepted in the show! Deadline is June 23, 2019. The shows runs July 31 – August 26 at The Point at C.C. Young.

Monday, August 26, 2019 2019 Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony.

For more information see the DAFA website: https://www.dallasfiberartists.org/shows