As a fiber artist, Donna is always seeking news ways in which to introduce layers to her fabric before quilting them. This often involves experimentation with various dye techniques, printmaking, texture and mark making-all of which are referred to as 'surface design' in the fiber arts world. Organic plant matter and rust are ways in which a fiber artist can employ that is not only readily accessible, sustainable and economical, but also non-toxic. It is in combining these various technique combinations that allow for a much broader range of surface design.
Donna's lecture and demonstration at the July RRAA meeting will focus primarily on the rusting techniques she uses to create her fiber surface designs. Donna will be sharing her 'start to finish' process along with some samples of her work and a powerpoint presentation.
This program will follow the business portion of the monthly membership meeting.
Membership meetings consist of membership updates and business (about the first half hour to 45 minutes of the meeting) followed by a program. At the meetings, members have a chance to mingle, sign up for art venues, exhibitions, and volunteering. The programs are free of charge and you need not be a member to attend.
With the exception of the December meeting, all meetings are open to the public. RRAA is a non-juried art association and all mediums and levels of ability are welcome to join. Being a resident of Rio Rancho is not a requirement to join-this is a regional art association.
To join RRAA, download and fill out the membership form, the release of liability form and bring it along with your membership dues to the next monthly meeting.