Four Arts exhibit in Palm Beach celebrates fiber arts

"Millefleur" by artist Kirsten Hassenfeld is included in the exhibit "A Beautiful Mess: Weavers and Knotters of the Vanguard."

It is a single of the oldest forms of artistic creativity in the world, dating back to the Neolithic period, but a modern interpretation of weaving and textile art is on show now at The Culture of the 4 Arts.

“A Lovely Mess: Weavers and Knotters of the Vanguard” is a modern day textile exhibition structured by the Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, Calif.

The 4 Arts is hosting the show’s debut as a traveling exhibition and an accompanying show, ”Speaking Threads: Dialogues with Weavers and Knotters,” featuring artists from the Fiber Artists-Miami Association. The displays run via Jan. 30. 

“A Wonderful Mess” features 19 is effective, including wall-hangings, gallery installations and monumental pieces from an all-female roster of conceptual artists that use twisted, tied and braided will work manufactured from tactile and utilitarian materials such as rope, yarn, clay and wire.