Allied Arts will feature the fiber art of Barbara Sherrill

As summer comes to an end, the Allied Arts Gallery at the Park in Richland wraps up its annual Juried Art Show. The next featured exhibit, and the first one of the fall season, is Barbara Sherrill’s fiber art show.

Sherrill spent 25 years practicing and developing a variety of surface design techniques — painting, fusing, heating, dyeing, stenciling, beading, stitching and other mark-making — and now she incorporates these techniques into her work to draw out unique colors and textures. Sherrill utilizes elements such as color, shape and visual texture to create beautiful works of fiber art.

Other incredible and unique components featured in Sherrill’s wall art are the multiple layers and three-dimensional embellishments she adds. Much of her work is textured abstract art, though she has also done realistic landscapes, three-dimensional thread vases, beaded and framed pictures, beaded jewelry and boxes.

Many of Sherrill’s recent pieces are connected by themes of aging, faith, life choices and the passage of time. With such an eclectic body of work, Sherrill is able to express these themes in multiple ways, with works of art that viewers will find poignant, thought-provoking and interesting.

Her art demonstrates the uniqueness of the human experience and captures the essence of the world’s natural beauty. With an eye for design, a penchant for experimentation and a passion for all things fiber, she creates the beautiful art that you can find at the gallery.

This exhibit will be on display at the Gallery at the Park from Aug. 29 to Sept. 29. The reception will be held on Sept. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Workshop scheduled

On Sept. 16, the Gallery at the Park will host a lecture on Golden Acrylics, sponsored by Golden Artist Colors, Inc. This presentation is available to artists of all levels and backgrounds, and it will cover a wide range of techniques for various media, including watercolors, paint markers and pastels. If you attend, you will also receive information packets and free samples.

The presentation will be led by Barbara De Pirro, a painter and sculptor whose artwork is exhibited in museums, galleries, sculpture parks, art centers and public spaces.

This workshop will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 16. It is free to attend, but space is limited, so call the Gallery at the Park at (509) 943-9815 to reserve your spot.

The Gallery at the Park is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Visit the Gallery at 89 Lee Boulevard near the entrance to Howard Amon Park in Richland, or visit the website at galleryatthepark.org.

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I am a Seattle University alumna with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. In 2016, I worked as a publications intern for the Seattle International Film Festival, where I wrote film descriptions that appeared on the SIFF website and in the catalog handed out at the Festival. Currently, I write monthly articles about the Gallery at the Park in The Entertainer, an entertainment newspaper for the Mid-Columbia area. I am also a freelance web designer with experience in HTML and CSS coding and in graphic design.