WCU Fine Art Museum offers exhibits throughout the summer

The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University will open a new exhibit “RE+ constructed” with a reception at 5 p.m. June 7.

The exhibit brings together four artists — Heidi Field-Alvarez of Henrico, Va.; Jeana Eve Kelin of Boone; Carolyn Nelson of Elon; and Jen Swearington of Asheville — who explore the connection between cloth, history and narrative. While their works are technically quilts, they break from the traditional notions of quilt making.

The works in this exhibition represent a variety of materials and processes, including recycled fabric, paint, dye, digital printing and screen-printing, and hand- and machine-stitching. Common among the artists is their manipulation of cloth to tell a story.

“RE+ constructed” will remain on display until Aug. 3.

The WCU Fine Art Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (and until 7 p.m. Thursdays). Admission and parking are free.


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