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New Hope Arts Center slates “Structures and Constructions in Fiber” exhibition


New Hope Arts Center prepares to open its doors for “Structures and Constructions in Fiber,” curated by weaver and fiber artist Rita Gekht.

Set to transform perceptions of fiber arts, this unique showcase opens June 29, and will be on view through Aug. 18, in the center’s main gallery, a historically rich 200-year-old converted mill, located at 2 Stockton Ave., New Hope. Admission is free.

This unique venue, with its deep history and innovative spirit, provides the perfect backdrop for the avant-garde reimagining of fiber arts to be showcased in the exhibition.

Gekht has brought together a diverse collection of artworks that redefine fiber materials, challenging artists to explore the theme of “Structures and Constructions in Fiber.”

They include: Marilyn Cowhill, Rita Romanova Gekht, Bojana Leznicki, Nelly Kouzmina, Susan Martin-Maffei, Michael Ross, Mary-Ann Sievert, and Katie Truk. For the complete list of participating artists, visit

“This exhibition is not only a display of creativity but also a platform for artists to celebrate the renewed interest in fiber arts as an integral part of cultural evolution in the way fiber art is perceived. We’re excited to witness this highly adaptable medium’s fresh and bold interpretations,” said Gekht.

The exhibit promises a refreshing perspective on fiber arts, highlighting its dynamic and evolving nature. It serves as a testament to the creativity and innovation that fiber artists bring to the contemporary art scene. Visitors can expect to see an array of compelling pieces that challenge the conventional uses of fiber, showcasing the breadth and versatility of this often under-appreciated medium.

The “Structures and Constructions in Fiber” exhibition is supported by a grant from Visit Bucks County’s Tourism Grant Program and individual sponsors Roger Thomas, Ricki Fisher, and Larry Keller.

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