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May 25, 2004 > Textile Exhibit - A Tribute to Miss Olive Hyde.

Textile Exhibit - A Tribute to Miss Olive Hyde.

by Arathi Satish

As a tribute to the memory and generosity of Miss Olive Hyde, the Annual Textile Exhibit continues into its 36th year at Olive Hyde Art Gallery. The gallery's long history of this annual Textile Exhibit started with recognition of the original founder Miss Olive Hyde, a native San Franciscan who was an avid historian, conservationist, musician, teacher and a Textile Art enthusiast. In 1962, she generously granted the City of Fremont, the property and buildings in which the Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Olive Hyde Art Center and Studio Arts building are found.

Local residents recall Miss. Hyde as a person who was years ahead of her time. In recognition of her foresight and her goal to bring art to Fremont, this year's annual exhibit continues to feature quality work in traditional textile and fiber art. The collection includes the work of contemporary artists who incorporate fibers as a material or concept.

Thirty artists exhibiting art from all over Bay Area and surrounding communities are: Katy Drury Anderson, Bonnie Bird, George- Ann Bowers, Nancy Briemle, Sue Brinton, Linda Cline, Deborah Corsini, Robin Duncan, Emily Dvorin, Jacqueline Ernst, Sally Morgan, Caryne Finlay-Mount, Norma Andersen Fox, Marty Jonas, C.A. Knox, Jill Le Croissette, Paul Lynch, Diana Lynn, Sarah Mays- Salin, Susan Moore-Orrett, Louise Pryor, Lee Plato Smith, Lisa Solomon, Bonnie Stack, Fauna Taylor, Tobias Tovera, Alexandra Von Burg, David Wyffels and Deborah Yaffe. There are collectively 57 artworks on display.

It is interesting to view the variety of artwork of different artists using fibers as a material or concept. Artwork includes Photo transfer on Fabric, Tapestry, Weaving, Mixed Media, Textile Quilt, Cotton Cloth, Needle and Felt, Acrylic Rods, Cable Ties, Straws, Seam Ends, Rubber, Satin, Copper Mesh, Plastic- Coated Wire, Plastic Stirrers, Plastic-Coated Wire, Wood and Canvas, Embroidery on Cotton, Silk and Feathers, Silk, Woven Horsetail, Woven Walnut, Cherry, Splints, Cedar Strips, Fabric Collage, Fiber on Canvas, Stitched Textile, Mendocino Cypress, Fiber, Handwoven, Cloth, Textile, Embroidery on Satin Quilting, Handmade Paper and Embellishments, Kozo Paper and Transfers, Copper, Quilt, Silk Waste, Dye, Glue, Thread Bedsheet, Coffee, Beet, Pomegranite Juice, Blood and thread.

The Olive Hyde Art Gallery is located at 123 Washington Blvd., Fremont. It is open Thursday through Sunday from 12-5 p.m. The Textile Exhibit is on display from May 21 - June 26. For more information about the Gallery or to arrange a group tour call 510-791-4357.

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