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Fiber artist Cox-Johnson to spend week on campus

Barry McNamara
09/07/2011
Internationally-known fiber artist Grace Cox-Johnson will serve as an artist-in-residence at Monmouth College the week of Sept. 12-18.

Among the highlights of her visit will be a special chapel service on Sept. 12 at 12:10 p.m. in the Dahl Chapel and Auditorium. During the service, which is free and open to the public, Cox-Johnson will create a unique piece of fiber art, which is a style of art that makes use of textiles such as fabric and yarn.

The public is also invited to an exhibit of Cox-Johnson’s art on the second floor of Hewes Library. A reception for the artist will be held on Sept. 12 from 2 – 4 p.m.

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life is sponsoring the visit by Cox-Johnson, who has created works for churches and clergy around the world. Her banners and paraments have been featured at many religious conferences, including the United Methodist General Conference, the United Methodist Annual Conferences and the Presbyterian Association of Musicians Conferences.

During her week on campus, Cox-Johnson will also work with student groups, leading them in making banners and paraments to be used during worship. She will visit classes and local churches and offer a special art program for children during the college’s Family Weekend.