Next JCC Patio Gallery Show Follows a Thread

The JCC Patio Gallery’s next show is a mesmerizing mix of exotic textures, patterns and colors. Fences, Trees and Looms: Following the Thread: Weavings by Wendy Weiss and Photographs by Jay Kreimer, will be on display from February 21-March 29. The opening reception will be held Sunday, February 21 from 2-4 p.m. at the JCC Patio Gallery.

Weiss, an artist, weaver and professor emerita of textile design in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, uses a method called ikat, a complicated dying and weaving process dating back to the seventh century.

Weiss uses dyes she cultivates and collects herself to tint and color her creations. The textiles in the show are enhanced by earthy oranges, reds, browns and greens derived from natural sources.

Weiss’ work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in North America, Europe and Asia, and she has spent a lot of time in India researching and documenting ikat textiles.

At the exhibit, galley-goers will also get a look at what goes into creating ikat through an accompanying series of photographs by artist Jay Kreimer of ikat weavers at work in India.

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