‘No Shrinking Violets’ exhibit opens today

Fiber arts group show at Chessman Gallery

LINCOLN CITY — “No Shrinking Violets,” a fiber arts show by a group called High Fiber Diet,” opens today (Friday) at the Chessman Gallery inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center at 540 NE Highway 101. 

The exhibit opening features a live video tour of the gallery at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, on LCCC’s Facebook page — [email protected] lincolncityculture — instead of an opening reception. Gallery director Krista Eddy and LCCC Executive Director Niki Price will walk people through the new show live. The exhibit runs through Nov. 9.

High Fiber Diet is a group of more than 30 artists located in southwestern Washing-ton and western Oregon who choose to work with fiber to express their interpretation of the world and themselves. The members of the group are committed to understanding the academic principles of art and integrating them into their individual creative pro-cesses. Applying their knowledge of composition and design, the members explore and resolve the unique challenges of using fiber as a creative medium. 

High Fiber Diet is committed to high standards of artistry and professionalism. For more than 20 years, the group has successfully produced juried exhibits of fiber art, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional, and wearable art. Members’ artwork has been included in numer-ous magazines and books, as well as a variety of private and public collections.

As an added bonus, the Lincoln City Cultural Center Fiber Arts Studio is now up and running and is featuring textile artist Teresa Ruch, who has a passion for color and expresses it in handwoven, hand-dyed clothing that flows with color and drape. Ruch’s exhibit runs through Nov. 30. The fiber arts studio is inside the cultural center in its new upstairs location. 

The Lincoln City Cultural Center’s business hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. Masks and social distancing are required in the building.

For more information, call 541-994-9994, head to lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or become a friend on Facebook.