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Kent State University Museum Presents “Entangled” Felting Exhibit

Posted Jun. 9, 2014
enter photo description
An invitational exhibit, “Entangled: Fiber
to Felt to Fashion,” which highlights felted
materials is running now through Feb. 16,
2015
, at the Kent State University
Museum's Higbee Gallery. Pictured is one
of the materials on display at the museum,
Peacock Butterfly, Jean Gauger, Lent by the
artist (L2014.3.2).

“Entangled: Fiber to Felt to Fashion,” an invitational exhibit highlighting felted materials, is running now through Feb. 16, 2015, at the Kent State University Museum's Higbee Gallery. “Entangled” is co-curated by Sherry Schofield, Ph.D., associate director of Kent State’s Fashion School, and Missouri-based artist Sharon Kilfoyle.

The show features more than 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 Kim Hahn, Ph.D., 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, Kilfoyle teaches for part of the year at the Paris American Academy in Paris. Schofield, who has served Kent State for eight years, will become chair of retail, merchandising and product development at Florida State University in Tallahassee beginning in the fall.

The Kent State University Museum is located at 515 Hilltop Drive, at the corner of E. Main and S. Lincoln streets in Kent. 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. Admission 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.