Pacific City-based fiber artist Karen Gelbard will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, Jan. 4, Coastal Arts Guild lunch in Newport.
Gelbard is a renowned fiber artist whose work reflects the colors and textures of the Pacific Northwest. Since 1997, her designs and craftmanship have been getting attention and awards from across the United States.
“I design, weave, cut and sew hand-woven jackets, coats and scarves,” she said, “and wherever these garments go, they will tell an Oregon story.”
Gelbard graduated in 1974 from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in design. From there, she turned her creative focus to color and texture using fiber. She has also worked on projects at the historic Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood and on was commissioned to assist in design and fabrication of 44 rugs in the main lodge at Sunriver. For more information about her work, go to theoregonweaver.com
The lunch will run from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive.
For more information and an invitation to attend, call Mary Holt at 541-765-4599.