Opening Reception
Fri. February 2, 2018
6 pm – 9 pm

Join Sharon Malec and Patty Koenigsaecker as they share their “Adventure in Fiber” as the February Featured Artists at Gallery 200.  Come to the opening reception to meet the artists, hear the stories of their art work, and enjoy refreshments. The exhibit will be opn display for the month of February.

Sharon Malec

Sharon Malec began quilting in 1992, making traditional pieced quilts, but gradually turned to making contemporary art quilts. Her interest in animals and nature has helped to mold her unique style.

Soon she began feltmaking, then hand spinning, silk paper making, free form crochet and tapestry weaving. Much of her current art work incorporates several techniques.

Patty Koenigsaecker

Born in Davenport, Iowa, I majored in Art Education at St. Ambrose University and have an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa in theatrical design. I have taught students from three years old through college. The majority of my career was spent as a costume, scenery and lighting designer at Augustana College in Rock Island Illinois.

Since retiring, I have explored two dimensional art through fiber because of my love of sewing. I have always wanted my work to tell a story and have experimented with many techniques that will help me do that. In this show, you will see many of these adventures in fiber.