DENHAM SPRINGS -- The Arts Council of Livingston Parish will host the “The Art of Fiber III-Hidden Dreams” exhibit by the Contemporary Fiber Artists of Louisiana during the months of September and October.

The exhibit will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 6 and conclude on Saturday, Oct. 28. The gallery is open to the public from 10 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday. The Arts Council is located at 133 Hummell St. in Denham Springs.

There will be two Saturday receptions during the exhibit when people can visit with the artists. The first reception will take place Sept. 9, followed by the second reception on Oct. 14, with both lasting from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

For those who do not know, fiber art is art whose material consists of natural or synthetic fiber and other components, such as fabric, thread, yarn, ribbons, string and paper. It can incorporate other art forms such as traditional painting or drawing, but it typically includes the natural or synthetic fiber and aforementioned components.

Sixteen members of the Contemporary Fiber Artists of Louisiana (CFAL) submitted a total of 32 pieces for the exhibit, which isn’t the first for the 30-year-old organization. CFAL, which currently consists of 47 paying members from all across the state, has had galleries at the Louisiana State Archives and the Old State Capitol in the past few years.

The CFAL currently meets four times a year, though they’ll sometimes hold workshops and classes in between meetings. Three of those meetings this year were held at the Arts Council, but the fourth will take place at the Three Rivers Art Festival in Covington on Nov. 11-12.

Cost to join to CFAL is $25 upon entry and a subsequent $25 a year after that.

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