Jill curated the exhibition Contemporary Fiber Art: Crossing Threshholds which was held at The Launchpad in Carbondale, Colorado. The six fiber artists who participated (Jill Scher, Liz Sargent, Jan Schubert, Wendy Kowynia, Salley Mavor, Andrea Love} are interviewed about their work in this video. — See more about the exhibition here.
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This installation contains 1073 cranes. In traditional Japanese culture, the crane was revered as a symbol of good luck and longevity. After World War 2, and the bombing of Hiroshima, the origami crane became associated with the idea of peace and migrated into western culture. This was in large part due to a little girl […]
Last spring I was attending the Colorado Creative Industries summit in Breckenridge. One of the workshops I attended was presented by an organization call Community: Heart and Soul. They help communities gather information about what matters most to their citizens and then use the information in forging new paths for the community and their consequent decision making.
Read More about the Event Art for Change, Carbondale Arts Read Jill’s Piece in the Post Independent ‘Art for Change’ responds to necessary changes via visual art
“The Path of the Spirit Beckons”, fiber, featured in Art For Change (May 4 through 25, 2018); Artist: JILL SCHER What is your personal and artistic background? I grew up in a family that valued and encouraged art making, music and spending time in nature. These were all values that stayed with me and have […]
When I was 9 years old a neighbor taught my twin sister and me to knit. This simple act of generosity and time was my entry point into fiber arts and the beginning of my life as an artist. I was fortunate enough to attend a high school that had a fiber arts studio. It […]