New Hope, PA – June 5, 2024 – New Hope Arts proudly announces participating artists, the Community Engagement Series, and a free public Opening Night Celebration for the upcoming juried art exhibition, “Structures and Constructions in Fiber,” showcasing an extraordinary collection of fiber artworks. Curated by Rita Romanova Gekht, the exhibit features the work of over 32 talented International and Regional artists who have come together to present over 80 original works involving fiber. Artists include Marilyn Cowhill, Rita Romanova Gekht, Bojana Leznicki, Nelly Kouzmina, Susan Martin-Maffei, Michael Ross, Mary-Ann Sievert, and Katie Truk. For the complete list of participating artists, visit

Structures and Constructions in Fiber highlights a unique collection of fiber artworks showcasing diverse techniques, styles, and perspectives, reflecting the depth and breadth of contemporary fiber art. The exhibit includes works selected through an open call for artists and invitational pieces, ensuring a dynamic and engaging display for patrons and art collectors.

The public is cordially invited to the Opening Night Celebration on Saturday, June 29, from 6 – 8 pm. This event provides the first opportunity to view the remarkable collection and meet the artists behind the works. New Hope Arts members have a special preview hour from 5 – 6 pm. Guests will enjoy light refreshments while mingling with fellow art enthusiasts in a festive atmosphere. The entire run of the exhibit and the opening night celebration are free to the public, though donations are appreciated.

New Hope Arts additionally announces a Community Engagement Series, presenting six interactive lectures and workshops by participating artists to complement the exhibition. These lectures will provide insights into the creative processes, special techniques, materials, and inspirations behind the exhibited works. They will offer a deeper understanding and appreciation of the art and the artists themselves. Presenting artist highlights include:

-Nelly Kouzmina: Fall in Love with Felt” is an educational presentation that provides a short history of felt making, the process, and how felt fits into contemporary life with wearables, accessories, and interiors. Kouzmina will also demonstrate.

-Susan Martin-Maffei: Weaving Narratives of Time and Place,” which explores the creative process of tapestry making, influenced by the environment, history, culture, narratives, and decades of consciousness. This lecture includes projected images and a Q&A session, revealing more than pictures in textiles and telling stories through the tactile nature of cloth.

-Michael Ross: Contemporary Quilts and Fabric Constructions,” to be followed by a Q&A

session for the audience.

Find the full schedule and learn more about artist presentations, talks, and dates on the New Hope Arts website to purchase tickets. Tickets to the Community Engagement Series help further fund the non-

profit arts center’s mission while supporting contemporary artists—more at

The “Structures and Constructions in Fiber” exhibit is partially funded by a tourism grant from Visit Bucks County, which underscores the importance of cultural events in promoting regional tourism and community engagement.

Event/s Details:

  • Exhibition Dates: June 29, 2024 – August 18, 2024
  • Opening Night Celebration: Saturday, June 29th, 6 – 8 pm; Member Preview: 5 – 6 pm
  • Community Engagement Series/Artist Presentations: See website for ticketing and scheduling
  • Location: New Hope Arts, 2 Stockton Ave, New Hope, PA
  • Admission: Free (Donations appreciated)

About New Hope Arts Center:

Founded in 2002, New Hope Arts is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to fostering creativity, community engagement, and cultural enrichment. Through exhibitions, events, and educational programs, New Hope Arts aims to celebrate and promote the diverse talents of artists while providing a vibrant space for artistic expression and appreciation.

New Hope Arts is at 2 Stockton Avenue, New Hope, PA. For more information, visit or call 215.862.9606.


Information provided to TVL by:
Mandee Hammerstein