"The First Time She Saw Him She Knew," by Kathy Tosh, is a yarn, wire, plastic and spiral binding work that is part of "The Cutting Edge: Extreme Fiber" exhibit presented by the Hawaii Handweavers' Hui. The show runs through March 10 at Hawaii Pacific University Art Gallery.
VARIETY'S the name of the game at Handweavers' Hui's engaging exhibit that mixes traditional fiber works with refreshing nontraditional pieces.
"The Cutting Edge: Extreme Fiber," on display through March 10 at Hawaii Pacific University Art Gallery, displays an imaginative woven copper sculpture by Elizabeth Train and an impressive "coat" made of newsprint headlines, netting and even cut-up credit cards (for buttons).
Interspersed with the innovative pieces are more traditional works, including a gorgeous silk wrap by John Wesolosky and an abstract tapestry by Fran Williamson and Web Anderson. Barbara Edelstein falls somewhere in between with stunning necklaces of woven fibers and beads.
Hawaii Pacific University Art Gallery is located on the Windward campus, 45-045 Kamehameha Highway, in the administration building lobby.
Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays. Call 236-3500.
"Cut Your Coat According to the Cloth," a newsprint, net and organza piece by Helen Friend.
A tapestry by Fran Williamson and Web Anderson is titled "Depicting Shazam!"
Liz Johnson used milkweed handspun fiber and glass beads to create "Cocoon."
"Jellyfish" by Gail Toma is a mixed media work.