Rowen Schussheim-Anderson weaves tapestries in the same way they have been woven for centuries. Her work draws influence from extensive travel in Africa and Latin America, countries where weaving and tapestry are vibrant, colorful traditions. From bustling markets to the quiet beauty of a butterfly, Schussheim-Anderson relies on the intersecting threads to create an image by changing colors of yarn and adding glass beads.
Using ancient techniques, Schussheim-Anderson pushes the boundaries of traditional tapestry with her use of texture and color, such as the juxtaposition of glass and fibers, while basing her designs on ubiquitous sources.
See more of Schussheim-Anderson’s work at: Rowen Schussheim-Anderson.
Jan. 6—Feb. 6, 2014
Closing Reception: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2013, 7–9 p.m.
Mixed Media Sculpture
Brenda Sipe, originally from Berne, Indiana, is an artist whose works with both traditional and exploratory materials are heavily influenced by nature. Her interests and background in fiber and three-dimensional design have merged in recent sculptures that are literally woven from nature. She works equally fluently with paint on fiber, canvas and paper. Her work evolves experimentally with pieces being reworked multiple times to achieve the final result. Her focus is on the metaphors inherent in the work, and her goal is clarity of vision and purpose.
See more of Brenda Sipe’s work at: http://www.brendasipe.com.
Feb. 10—Mar. 13, 2014
Closing Reception: Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014, 7–9 p.m.
Alma College Art & Design Majors, Class of 2014
The Senior Show highlights the work of the graduating degree candidates in the Art Department and represents the culmination of their years of dedication and hard work in such areas as Graphic Design, Digital Media, Painting, Drawing, Ceramics and Sculpture.
Mar. 17—Apr. 18, 2014
Show Reception: Saturday, Mar. 29, 2014, 2–4 p.m.
End of the Year Closing Reception: Friday, Apr. 18, 2014, 8–9 p.m.