Barbara Fugazzotto – “Facets of Fabric”
“Facets of Fabric”
First Friday Gallery Walk,
July 4, from 6-8 pm
at 104 Washington St.,
and on display in the gallery during the month of July.
We are excited to host former Grand Haven resident and artist, Barbara Fugazzotto. Barbara is known to many as a former art teacher at the Grand Haven Junior High. Barbara works in many mediums. Her current love is textiles. You will see fabulous colorful masks, bags, fans, wallhangings, and more.
Barbara is quoted as saying “Whatever fabric can be, whatever can happen to fabric, that’s what I love to do.”
Barbara starts her fabric projects with a vague concept in mind, but is always surprised by how they develop and finish. Many of Barbara’s fabrics have been acquired while traveling. She likes to work with flat fabrics to make stick fans and masks. Her fans have geometrical patterns mixed with abstract shapes. Her masks have a similar look, and are rectilinear. Both combine vibrant and with dark hues to create an interesting palette. She says that she is in the process with the materials, and they tell her as much as she tells them what to do. Her fabrics can stay two dimensional or they can become three dimensional. Barbara said in her artist statement, “whatever fabric can be, whatever can happen to fabric, that’s what I love to do.” Plus, if you were to purchase one of these art pieces, you will be receiving a piece of Barb’s life story. A story is always treasured along with art. Come check out her work all July in the gallery.