Faces & Forms in Fiber


Artist Comments: The name of the piece is Please Donít Shoot Me: Portrait of a Young Man, as Witnessed by the Artist, Cincinnati Riots 2001. Woven 2011, Tapestry, wool.

In 2001, a young man Ė a boy really Ė was chased by police and fatally shot when he reached to his waist to pull up his jeans and keep running. He was just a boy in the wrong place at the wrong time, and innocent of any violation or crime. What followed was 4 days of rioting over this injustice in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Cathie was driving home and found herself caught up in the mob scene and had to creatively find an exit from the anger and rage. As she turned a corner to get clear she saw a boy standing on the corner holding a sign which said, "PLEASE DONíT SHOOT ME."

The image of the boy on the corner was stuck into her mind. She spent 8 months working and designing the piece and over 250 hours weaving.
Red Hat Lady The work featured here, Medusa by Teresa Nieberding, is reflective of the mission of the YWCA Womenís Art Gallery. Nieberding uses this face from Greek mythology to symbolize the strength of woman and the embodiment of her power. This piece, one of over 40 works to be displayed, is an original design using hand-dyed wool in a hooked rug.


The YWCA Women's Art Gallery presents
Faces and Forms in Fiber
by the
Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati

Medusa by Teresa Nieberding
YWCA Women's Art Gallery
898 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Opening Reception
Friday, April 15, 2011
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Wine & hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Please RSVP (513) 241-7090
or kgreene@ywcacin.org
The YWCA Women's Art Gallery is pleased to present works from the Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati. The theme of this exhibit, human faces and forms, is expressed through an eclectic profusion of textile works. The wide variety of techniques, styles and formats included prove just how versatile this art form can be.

The work featured here, Medusa by Teresa Nieberding, is reflective of the mission of the YWCA Women's Art Gallery. Nieberding uses this face from Greek mythology to symbolize the strength of woman and the embodiment of her power. This piece, one of over 40 works to be displayed, is an original design using hand-dyed wool in a hooked rug.

The Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati was created in 1948 as a non-profit educational organization to promote interest in handweaving. Today the guild offers education in a wide range of fiber techniques including weaving, felting, spinning, basketry, knitting and dyeing. The following artists were selected for this juried show.
Featured Artists
Catherine Beckman
Ginny Bolte
Dee Bruggeman
Mary Anne Caplinger
Judy Dominic
Kelly Frigard
Pam Gregory
Moya Jones
Pat Maley
Cynthis Malora-Sturdevant
Nancy Sullivan Morgan
Barbara Moss
  Gun-Marie Nalsen
Teresa Nieberding
Mary Lynn Phillips
Linda Rouse
Barbara Sferra
Grace Sferra
Millie Stratton
Carolyn Tindal
M. Katherine Uetz
Julee Uhrig
Nance Widdowson
Judith Workman

Faces and Forms in Fiber opens on Friday, April 15th and runs through June 10, 2011.

The YWCA Women's Art Gallery is located on the second floor of the YWCA, 898 Walnut Street (on the corner of 9th and Walnut), downtown. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., or by special arrangement - please call 241-7090 for more information.

The Mission of the YWCA Women's Art Gallery
To provide a space for art exhibitions by and about women, thus enhancing their visibility and ability to succeed, while upholding the mission of the YWCA to empower women and eliminate racism.

To provide educational programs for diverse audiences which amplify exhibitions and broaden the public's appreciation and understanding of women's roles in art and society.