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Kent State University Museum Presents “Entangled” Felting Exhibit

Posted May. 1, 2014

Peacock Butterfly by Jean Gauger“Entangled: Fiber to Felt to Fashion,” an invitational exhibit highlighting felted materials, will run from May 8, 2014, to Feb. 16, 2015, at the Kent State University Museum's Higbee Gallery. “Entangled” is co-curated by Dr. Sherry Schofield, current associate director of Kent State’s Fashion School, and Missouri-based artist Sharon Kilfoyle.

The show features over two dozen felted and nuno felted pieces by 14 artists from across the U.S. and Canada. The artists represented include both Kilfoyle and Schofield, along with several Kent State artists: associate professor Dr. Kim Hahn of the Fashion School, and, from the School of Art, faculty member Dena Gershon, undergraduate student Kerie Johannes and alumnus Thomas Horst.

Nuno felting differs from traditional felting in that the wool (or other fiber) is felted onto a substrate of different material, such as silk or nylon, resulting in lighter, more fluid texture.

In addition to leading numerous workshops stateside, Sharon Kilfoyle teaches for part of the year at the Paris American Academy in Paris, France. Dr. Sherry Schofield, who has served Kent State for eight years, will be chair of retail, merchandising and product development at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla., beginning in the fall.

The Kent State University Museum is located at 515 Hilltop Drive, at the corner of E. Main St. and S. Lincoln St. in Kent, Ohio. The museum is open to the public on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.; and Sunday from noon - 4:45 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children under 18. The museum is free with a Kent State ID and free to the public on Sunday. Parking is free. For more information, call 330-672-3450 or visit www.kent.edu/museum.

Photo: Peacock Butterfly, Jean Gauger, Lent by the artist (L2014.3.2)

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Contact Information:
Alex Parrott, marketing assistant, cparrot1@kent.edu, 330-672-2714 (office)