Friends of Fiber and Janice Hamilton Exhibits open Feb. 28; Receptions March 6

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Feb. 28 – March 25, 2016. Reception Sunday, March 6th 2-4pm at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts.

Artist VET is the curator. Included artists are Brenda Klein, Dee Merrell, Heather Pregger, Debbie Snider, Beth Swider and VET.

During the hanging on Feb. 27 (1-4pm) VET and other artists, will be installing Tight Rope – A String Art Installation (approx. 20 ft long).  If you wish to participate, bring a hammer, a box of nails (1 1/2″-5” common bright) and recyclable yarn/string/ribbon or cord.  Each participant will be given the freedom to nail and string a section of the wall, in any direction. Update: For photos of the installation on the 2016 IAA Photo Album, click here.


String art  for Tight Rope is done by wrapping thread, yarn, and cord or embroidery floss around nails. The fibers can be applied in a defined pattern or totally random format. Designs can can also be woven in and out producing several layers of fibers.

Tight Rope progress will be documented and posted on-line. Participants will be listed and acknowledged during opening reception. So come on out and “walk the tight rope”, encourage others or just observe the phenomena. Don’t miss being a part of this historical Texas-size String Art Installation. For further info contact VET,, 469-300-1550.  Her website:



Feb. 28 – March 25, 2016. Reception Sunday, March 6th 2-4pm at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts.

Award-winning artist Janice Hamilton works in pastels and oils. Her work has been featured in numerous one-women shows and exhibits. She has garned many honors – among them inclusion in the artists of Texas, Volume 1V, Fine Arts Catalog;  as one of the “Master Pastel Artists of the World” in the 2003 June-July issue of the International Artists Magazine; and signature status with the Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Competition, PSSW and ACA.

Janice also teaches pastels currently at the Artists’ Showplace – works of her students will be included in this exhibit. For more about Janice, see her website, Contact her at

Janice Hamilton Sound of Water
Janice Hamilton Sound of Water