Fibrous art display will leave Moscow soon

Local fiber exhibit will only be open until 5 p.m. tomorrow; closing reception tonight



Artist Melody Eckroth poses with her woven bowls at the “Cozy” exhibit in Moscow’s Third Street Gallery. Woven bowls are just one of the fiber forms on display.

The city of Moscow and The Yarn Underground, LLC teamed up to host “Cozy,” a fiber art exhibit at the Third Street Gallery in downtown Moscow.

“I think people are excited to see the city and a private business working together,” Shelley Stone, owner of The Yarn Underground, said.

“Cozy” has been open since December but there will be a closing reception today from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition is open tomorrow until 5 p.m. before it closes for good. 

Megan Cherry, Moscow arts program manager, said the exhibit doesn’t just contain yarn works, but all types of fiber art, ranging from woven baskets to lace to recycled fiber weavings.

“It feels exactly like you’d expect it to from the title,” Cherry said. “It feels ‘cozy’ in the gallery right now.”

Cherry said the Arts Commission subcommittee that planned the event decided to do it in the winter because the cold weather makes people seek “domestic comforts,” such as the cozy fiber creations on display. 

“It feels cozy in the gallery right now”

Megan Cherry

There are 18 local artists featured in the exhibit, Cherry said. Stone is one of the artists featured.

“I’m not usually an artist who displays things,” Stone said. “I teach a lot of people here and I make a lot of sweaters and I wear them, but I don’t usually consider myself an artist to exhibit.”

Cherry said everyone is encouraged to attend the reception to see how many hours of work went into making each of the pieces on display. 

“[The pieces] are rich in terms of their connection to tradition and rich in terms of the content they present to the viewer,” Cherry said. 

The reception is free and will have refreshments from Bloom, Cherry said. Third Street Gallery is located at 206 E. Third St. in Moscow.