Textile artist Sylvia Gray displays her hand-painted silk scarves and leads an interactive session with the audience.
Sylvia Gray is a surface artist specializing in hand painting on silk scarves. She is an Indiana artisan, the State’s official designation for work of the highest caliber. Sylvia will also have scarves for sale and will accept commissioned projects.
Her works begin with an idea of color and shape. She lays out the design in paint or dye, and then steps back from it, looking for patterns and images to appear. “I let the fiber piece tell me what it wants to be and I work to create that,” she said. Each piece is handmade and one of a kind.
“I think most people will notice the color in my art and how I use it in a bold, expressive way,” she said. “The vibrancy of color that I can create with this medium is inspiring to me. I love the fact that the dye bonds with the fiber and becomes a part of it.”
Admission to this program is free.