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Kenai Fine Arts Center hosts Disappearing Act

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Feb '07
Kenai Fine Arts Center is hosting a fibre arts show 'Disappearing Act', focusing on innovative use of woven materials. Warm and earthy tones in various designs and patterns are much impressing.

Wall hangings made from copper and other non-woven materials in many geometric and organic shapes, vases made of cloth and garments are displayed at the expo.

Ten surface design students of the Kenai Peninsula College are exhibiting their creations at the show. All these designs were made using the same discharge process that segregates dye from the fabric.

One of the techniques used in artworks is 'batik', in which melted wax is utilized to paint a design on the fabric. Wax protects colour of the fabric on application of a discharge agent.

'Shibori' is another process, wherein the fabric is tightly bound and then a chemical is applied to resist the stripping agent.

Kenai Center will end the exhibition on February 23, 2007.


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