Nature in Profusion

JoanWebsitebanner-2The Community Artists’ Collective opens its 2015 exhibit year with fiber artist Joan Bristow’s “Nature in Profusion” collection February 14. An opening reception will be held Friday, February 20, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Bristow’s Caribbean heritage is evident in the patterns and symbols used in her collection of batik art and dyes on silk and canvas.

She incorporates techniques such as direct application of dyes, discharge dyeing, resist dyeing, spraying and stamping, and beading to alter the ground fabric. The one-of- a- kind fabric pieces are ultimately used to create two-dimensional and sculptural designs.

“This current collection has been inspired by what I see in nature with all its vibrant colors, forms and shapes,” she explained.

“A scene may give me a feeling of peace or joy, and that’s what I want to convey. I want you to feel what I felt creating the piece, not necessarily what you see.”

Bristow will present two Saturday workshops during the exhibition. The first is February 21 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at The Collective, and the second is February 28 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Palm Center, 5340 Griggs Road.

The exhibit at The Collective, 4101 San Jacinto at Cleburne, Suite 116, runs through April 4.

The Collective is open Thursday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information contact The Collective at 713-523-1616.