Fiber Artists Take Inspiration from Favorite Books at the Library
Books are the inspiration for The Storytellers, a fiber arts group presenting a show at
Second Story Gallery in October and November. The six local artists have chosen some
favorite titles to use as starting points for their piecing, quilting and embellishing.
Appropriately, they will display their pieces in a show they call "Storytime" in the
Gallery that is upstairs in the Camas Public Library.
The group of artists and friends define storytelling as a cultural activity of sharing,
sometimes with improvisation and theatrics. They continue the tradition by using their
quilted pieces to present visual stories. They will be on hand to explain their creative
processes at a First Friday reception Oct. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Gallery. Following the
Oct. 5 opening, “Storytime” will be on display through Nov. 30 and available for viewing
during regular library hours, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday,
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Several activities based on the books will take place during the two-month show, some
for children and some for adults. The titles include the children’s book “The Invention of
Hugo Cabret;” the Pulitzer-prize winning “All the Light We Cannot See;” the beautifully
illustrated “Dreaming In Color: An Autobiography” by Kaffe Fassett; and the novel
“Glaciers” by Portland author Alexis M. Smith. The Camas Library web site contains information on every scheduled event.