PUBLISHED: 4:14 PM on Wednesday, November 2, 2005
'Earth, Fire and Fibre' featured at State Museum until January
"Earth, Fire and Fibre XXV," the 25th incarnation of the popular exhibition of Alaskan arts and crafts, opens Friday, Nov. 4, at the Alaska State Museum for a nine-week run. An opening reception, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., will be sponsored by The Friends of the Alaska State Museum as part of the First Friday art walk.

"Earth, Fire and Fibre" is organized every two years by the Anchorage Museum of History and Art. This year's juror was David Revere McFadden, chief curator of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

"These artists are transforming mute material into eloquent objects that address issues of beauty and meaning. Many of the works are intensely personal, but also communicate shared cultural and spiritual values with the viewer," McFadden said.

The exhibit will be at the State Museum through Jan. 7.