Fiber art exhibition can be found at Michigan Medicine
Migration has profoundly affected the life and perspective of the Michigan-based fiber artist, Martina Celerin.
Celerin’s family emigrated from Czechoslovakia to Canada in 1968 as political refugees escaping Soviet rule.
Both a molecular geneticist and artist, her artistic medium is a sophisticated blend of highly-dimensional weaving, crochet, needle feltin, and other fiber-based techniques that incorporates everyday reclaimed and recycled materials to help tell a story. The pieces on exhibit at Michigan Medicine are drawn from a larger body of work that translates the extraordinary challenges of modern-day human migration and notes the parallel phenomena in animals.
Check them out for yourself:
Where: Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1.
When: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday through Aug. 28