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Eugene fashion designer Tylar Merrill selected for WEARABLE EXPRESSIONS 7th International Juried Exhibition PALOS VERDES ART CENTER

5504 West Crestridge Road Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

February 10 – April 16, 2017 Opening Reception: February 10, 6-9pm

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Palos Verdes Art Center’s exhibition of wearable art returns with innovative works in fiber, jewelry and accessories by artists from around the globe chosen by an international jury. Wearable art differs from the world of fashion as being one-of-a-kind, handcrafted objects that reference sculpture as much as clothing. Artists participating in this year’s exhibition are from Asia, Europe, both North and South America and Australia.

Featuring wearable art in all media, Wearable Expressions promotes the adornment of the body seen through the aesthetic lens of fine art. Wearable Expressions is established to promote the sharing of new visions and the exploration of innovative techniques and materials in art to wear.

Tylar Merrill, designer and creator of Thimbleberry Felt Designs, has been selected for for another juried fashion show. Last October, Tylar she was highlighted at the Uncommon Threads: 30th Annual Art-to-Wear Runway Show in St. Charles, Illinois. Next month Tylar’s felt fashions will be on stage again at the WEARABLE EXPRESSIONS in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA from February 10 – April 16, 2017.

Tylar Merrill is a fiber artist based in Eugene, Oregon and has been creating felt art and teaching fashion design for over 30 years. She teaches both beginner and advanced/ master classes using a wide variety of felting techniques and applications. Tylar’s approach to felt making is intuitive, being open to the unexpected and to always have fun felting!

Her fashion collection includes a wide range and styles of garments and accessories based on the nuno felting technique. All designs are original and are made from start to finish in her studio, Thimbleberry Felt Designs in Eugene, OR.

Thimbleberry Felt Designs fashions are distinctive and unique to the Pacific Northwest, featuring functionality, highlighting color blending, surface texture, and utmost practical wearability with a bit of whimsy.

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Wearable Expressions International Juried Exhibition of Wearable Art 2017

February 4- April 16, 2017

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Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 West Crestridge Road Rancho Palos Verdes, CA