Posted 11 a.m., Sept. 19, 2016
Artist stitches unique works of art
Fiber artist Lea McComas will bring her artwork to the Laramie County Community College campus for an exhibit in the Esther and John Clay Fine Arts Gallery.
The Lea McComas art series presentation will begin at 7 p.m. on Sept. 19 in the Science Center building, room 121, and will be directly followed by the opening of her gallery show titled “A Stitch in Time: Moments Captured in Fabric and Thread” and a reception. The presentation, exhibit and reception are all free to the public and no reservations are needed. The gallery is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, from Sept. 19-Oct. 7.
Attendees of the event may be surprised to see McComas’s unique style of art. McComas includes fabric in her art, using a style called fiber art. Fiber art is a type of art that incorporates any kind of fabric such as cloth, thread or yarn. By adding the special touch of fabric to art, viewers are compelled to look at it more in-depth, McComas said on her website. She said she can tell when a piece is good when she sees someone walk up to it, then have to stop themselves from touching it.
According to Director of Alumni Affairs and Event Planning Lisa Trimble, students can benefit from attending the McComas art series because it’s something they’re not taught about in classes offered at LCCC, so being exposed to it in any way may open minds for more of what is possible in the realm of art. Individuals interested in quilting, fabric work, needle work, or other fiber art may also attend to learn new techniques or to admire art that is similar to their own.
LCCC is able to host this event because of the Ed and Caren Murray art series. The Murray art series is one of 11 funds LCCC has that is used exclusively for bringing art to students and the community.