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Surface design a success in the Tri-Cities

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When you think of art, what comes to mind? Painting? sculpting? Well, how about fiber? Today at the Fiber Fusion show in Richland, some interesting artists gathered to share their love of surface design- fibers being their main medium. 

The featured pieces at the Allied Art Gallery at the Park on Sunday were not just paintings to hang on the wall- they were textured, 3-D, and made from an assortment of  textiles. Christina Fairley Erickson, had one of her pieces entered in the show, explained the inspiration behind the event.  

"The concept of Fiber Fusion is that we wanted to showcase the complete breadth of surface design work and of our members in Washington, State. We had 245 entries, and we are showing 75 pieces here."

Some of the art was made from everyday objects, like newspapers, while other pieces were made to resemble things you can use every day. The show's Juror, Professor Layne Goldsmith, made sure to note that all of the art was the result of a long and difficult process.

 "I can't even imagine the thousands of hours that people have put into learning their craft and developing their ideas, and putting them together to produce events like this." 

The Surface Design Association of Washington will be hosting three more Fiber Fusion Shows in Washington. If you're interested in going, you can check them out here!