Jill Powers – Bark Fiber – An Eco-Art Story
Handweavers Guild of Boulder
April 2023 Day & Evening Program
Jill Powers is a contemporary fiber and environmental installation artist living in Boulder, Colorado. She works with many natural materials and processes, especially bark fiber. Jill focuses on ecological changes and finds inspiration in creating art around the latest scientific discoveries.
Jill has shown her work in major galleries in Santa Fe, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Boston, as well as being invited several times to show at the International Fiber Biennial. She has taught in many places, including Naropa University Visual Arts, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Denver Botanic Gardens, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, and the Museo De Las Americas.
Day Presentation: Bark Fiber: An Eco-Art Story
Jill Powers creates art with bark fiber and many natural processes. Jill’s art revolves around the aesthetics and science of ecosystems. She has created art in response to ecological changes, finding ways to explore ocean and forest ecologies, drought, flood, insects, and geologic changes. Jill gets involved in her subjects in a deep way, exploring her subjects through curiosity and artist research, inspired by learning about the latest science and discoveries. Through her unusual art, she draws people into the stories through the beauty and intrigue of her materials and approaches and follows up with fun and engaging public programs to extend the impact of the work. Jill’s latest work is about mycelium and mushrooms! In her slide talk, she will take us on the journey of her work and bring some samples to show.
Evening Presentation: Bark Fiber Process
Jill will introduce bark fiber and show samples of her work and how it relates to bark cloth from around the world. Jill will show the results of her innovative techniques. She will speak about the qualities of the interaction of water and bark fiber, and demonstrate what happens when bark fiber becomes malleable and fluid.
- April 10, 2023 – Guild Day Meeting 10:00 am
Bark Fiber: AnEco-Art Story
- April 11, 2023 – Guild Evening Meeting 7:00 pm
Bark Fiber Process
Handweavers Guild of Boulder meetings are open to the public and held at Mountain View Methodist Church
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