in the mezzanine gallery
“The Artists Attic 2021” fiber art creations by Jo Maginelli / felted sculpture by Debra Salazar / polymer clay jewelry by Judith Skinner
July 16 – August 14
Prescott’s 4th Friday Art Walk Reception
August 27th 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Jo Manginelli, an award winning weaver has had a lifelong fascination with textiles which eventually led her to weaving in 1997. She continues to get excited each time she approaches her loom to begin a new project. Her weavings exhibit her versatility and love of texture and color as well as her interest in exploring the multitude of structures and fibers. Jo combines her weaving, quilting and felting skills to create her wearable art.
Jo exhibits her work at Tis Art Gallery, Prescott, AZ. She is also a member of the local weaver’s guild as well as a member of a local artists group, Les Femmes Des Montages and has shown her work at their annual art show for the past twelve years.
Debra Salazar is a local fiber artist using wool roving to create whimsical animal sculptures. The process to create them is called needle felting. Each has their very own personality sometimes serene or full of mischief and occasionally just plain grumpy.
Judith Skinner “I love creating. Beautiful things. Fun things. Interesting things.
Growing up on a Nebraska farm I was always making things using fabrics, fibers and even mud. As an adult I designed and developed computer software. Moving from job to job and state to state, it was a great career. When a friend introduced me to polymer clay my reaction was “Oh, this is really fun stuff”. It took me back to making things with my hands by designing and developing wearable art jewelry.
I am known in the polymer world for the ‘Skinner Blend’ technique. I was looking for a simple, color coordinated background for onlaying slices from millifiori canes. One that wouldn’t interfere with intricate quilt patterns. Realizing a simple color gradation would work I figured out how to do it, showed it to friends during a ‘Clay Day’ and now it’s a technique used around the world. And in most of my jewelry.