2016 PBS Traveling Library Display
The beadwork in the 2016 show highlights the creativity which emerges when a challenge stretches some artists and liberates others. The theme of the display is wearable beadwork inspired by Wassily Kandinsky’s “Blue Segment”, 1921. Whether inspired by his shapes and colors, the music which came to mind when looking at the painting or the feelings evoked, a delightful collection of beadwork emerged. From representational pieces to new abstract creations, you will enjoy a bead adorned hat, different styles of bracelets, a wide range of necklace designs, a ring and even a fascinator.
Many PBS members took up the Margaret M. Scovil bead challenge this year. We are happy to include 12 pieces in this show. Thanks to the following bead artists for participating in the display: Kim Baird, Karen Bettin, Susan Borts, Pamela Jensen, L. Kasey Klaus, Carol Perrenoud, Rose Rushbrooke, Teresa Shelton, Karmen Schmidt, Merle Sherman, Maxi Starr and Janis VanWyhe.
To see a slidehow of the pieces go here.
From July 2016 through February 2017, the following eight libraries will be hosting the display:
- July Tigard
- August Midland
- September VanCouver-Downtown
- October Camas
- November VanCouver-Three Creeks
- December Hillsdale
- January Oregon City
- February Wilsonville
For more information, contact Karen Bettin, Coordinator.