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Artist Talk: Eve Jacobs-Carnahan
December 3, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Artist Talk with Eve Jacobs-Carnahan
Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 1PM
Artist Eve Jacobs-Carnahan will guide visitors through the Surface Expressions exhibit at the Chafee Art Center on December 3, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. As Eve shares her insights into the artists’ ideas and backgrounds, you will gain a greater understanding of the artwork and see new connections and themes. A fiber artist herself, Eve will share her knowledge of the broad range of techniques used by artists in this lively show.
Eve Jacobs-Carnahan is a sculptor who works with yarn. Eve learned to knit as a child from her mother. Not content to knit mittens and sweaters, she was thrilled to discover the artwork of Katharine Cobey, Freddie Robins, and other artists pushing the boundaries of knitting. Eve has studied spinning and dyeing to expand her artistic tools and enable her to control the color and texture of the yarns with which she works. She has experimented with many methods of creating armatures for her sculptures by bending and twisting wire, and carving shapes from polystyrene foam.
Eve has exhibited her knitted artwork in small museums and galleries across the U.S. since 2002. Her artwork has won several awards, most recently the First Place/Mary R. Koch Memorial Prize in the Fiber Directions National Exhibition 2015 at the Wichita Center for the Arts. Her sculpture is included in the book Astounding Knits! 101 Spectacular Knitted Creations and Daring Feats by Lela Nargi (Voyageur Press 2011). She lives in Montpelier, Vermont, where it is rarely too hot to knit.