Cotton Street Gallery hosts ‘A Fiber Journey’ by artists Ann and Randy Glick in January and February

Published 3:30 pm Friday, January 12, 2024

The Cotton Street Gallery, located at 104 N. Cotton St. in Andalusia, will host a fiber art show and demonstrations by fiber artists Ann and Randy Glick January 13 through February 10.

Each Saturday, the artists will take gallery visitors through a different part of the process, from preparing raw fibers to spinning yarn and thread to creating usable art. On Jan. 13, they will demonstrate how to prepare wool and cotton bolls for spinning, including washing, picking and carding. On Jan. 20, they will demonstrate different spinning techniques using a variety of fibers. On Jan. 27, they will demonstrate how to create wearable art using wool yarn and cotton thread. The final two weekends will feature fiber art classes, including Randy’s popular scarf dyeing class.

The name of the exhibit, “A Fiber Journey,” comes from both the evolution over the centuries of fiber from rudimentary to fine art and from the journey the fiber takes from raw material to finished product. “Fiber has been a journey of love for Ann and me,” said Randy, who has been knitting since he was a boy and was inducted into Montana’s Circle of American Masters in Visual Folk and Traditional Arts.

In addition, to the Saturday demonstrations, the gallery will have artwork on display and available for sale, including eko cloths, felted mittens, yarn, silk scarves, felted handbags, pillows, and jackets and shawls.

The Cotton Street Gallery, which celebrates Southern textile art and artists, opened in 2022 and offers textile classes and demonstrations for adults and children throughout the year.

To learn more about “A Fiber Journey,” call the gallery at 334-504-8824. To learn more about Cotton Street Gallery, visit cottonstreetgallery.com. For more information about AIR Artists, Inc, visit airartists.org.

The Cotton Street Gallery is open to the public Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m.