The Fiber Show

Harpeth Hall, Marnie Sheridan Art Gallery
Exhibition Dates: January 16 - April 5
Reception: January 30, 6:30pm

The Fiber Show is an educational and interactive gallery exhibition that showcases work by Nashville-based fiber artists. This exhibition is designed to show our students at Harpeth Hall that fiber art is a legitimate and exciting form of fine art and craft. Artists featured include internationally and nationally recognized fiber artists that specialize in quilting, fabric design, embroidery, paper making, and so much more!


Past, Present, Future:
Belmont Alumni Exhibition

Belmont University, Leu Art Gallery
Reception: February 19, 4pm - 6pm
Artist Talk: February 19, 5pm

The Department of Art is partnering with Alumni Relations to host Past, Present, Future: Art Alumni Exhibition during Homecoming 2019! This exhibition will highlight the current artistic exploits of visual art and design alumni of Belmont University graduates. In the spirit of Homecoming 2019, remember it's never too late to come home, and together we celebrate… Together we are Belmont!


Teacher Workshop:
Sewing with Color + Texture

Watkins Community Education
March 23, 2019

Embroidery is more than tea towels and pillow cases. In this workshop, teachers will use embellishments and basic stitches to create a unique three dimensional fiber collage. Get inspired — this isn’t your Grandmother’s embroidery! All materials, and lunch, provided. 


Teacher Workshop:
Creating Your Color Story

Watkins Community Education
April 14, 2019

Do you imagine your life stories as a painted masterpiece? Do you image them with color, with brushstrokes, with light and dark? Get inspired in this workshop where teachers will respond to a prompt to write a personal essay. Teachers will then create their own abstract interpretation of their story using color theory techniques. All supplies, and lunch, provided.


Summer Camp:
Stitches + Sparkles

Harpeth Hall
June 17 - 21, 2019
9am - 3pm

Get your stitch on in this week-long camp where students will learn classic embroidery techniques! Embroidery is an ancient fiber art used to adorn art, clothing, and more! In this camp, students will complete a sampler that features popular embroidery stitches, various projects that include text, and lots of sequins and beads. Students will leave camp with fun projects that they can display and wear, and with the skill and knowledge to continue their craft at home.


Introduction to Embroidery

The Frist Museum
June 8, 2019
1pm - 5pm

In this workshop, students will receive an introduction to the art of hand embroidery, including its history and its variations. With inspiration from the clothing featured in the Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism for the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, students will complete a custom embroidery sampler that compliments the colorful personal style of Frida Kahlo. This sampler will include basic stitches that can be used in a variety of styles of hand embroidery. Students will leave with the confidence to continue embroidering at home.