2021 Exhibition opens with Fiber Art

A unique fiberwork installation will be featured in the 2021 Interdependence Hexagon Project Eastern Regional Exhibition. A practicing fibers artist for over 50 years, Jackie Thomas, ABD has created the installation, along with several others from the Pennsylvania Art Education Association.

The work consisting of nine interconnected hexagons will be on display at The Garden Mediterranean Cafe Gallery, 116 N Washington Avenue, Scranton, opening on Friday, September 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 and through the month of September. It will be on view along with a virtual exhibit of over three hundred hexagons created by students throughout the United States and the world, with 50 from the Eastern Region of the United States to be displayed.

Ms Thomas describes the work:

Humanity: I Am / We Are (fibers artwork by Jackie Thomas)

Humanity: I Am / We Are

I live a life that is unique to me, and I am unique unto me.

Each individual lives a life that is unique, as well.

When we put all our lives together, we form a group of uniqueness that overlaps with others in various ways, one or more quality/experience, though we don’t necessarily overlap with everyone. Depending on the context of overlap or non-overlapping, individuals may or may not understand them as common qualities or encounters. I believe that peoples are lumped together as “the same” when they overtly exhibit certain commonalities and are considered “different.”

Jackie Thomas, fibers artist

“Different” may be wrongly considered something to fear due to a lack of understanding or willingness to try to gain understanding.

Jackie Thomas