A Strand of Silk Around the World

Opening Reception: Monday, September 11, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Free.
Kathy Amen practices the classic Japanese methods of Shibori — including Kanoko, Itajime, and Arashi — to create her silk scarves. Her designs are one-offs which make them each their own stunning work of art.
Kathy Amen creates beautiful one-off textile designs including scarves, bandanas, pillows, and wall hangings. Kathy hand-dyes her silk and uses the classic Japanese methods of Shibori — including Kanoko, Itajime and Arashi — to design her creations. Her designs are “one-offs,” which makes them each their own stunning work of art.

About Kathy Amen   

Kathy has been in the art world her entire professional career. She attended Northeastern Junior College studying Commercial Art and Design and has a degree from the Colorado Institute of Art in Graphic Design. She worked in the Advertising Print Department for KCNC Channel 4 in Denver, as well as the Arts Students League of Denver, and the Denver Partnership. Kathy was Production Manager of one of Denver’s first and only publication design firms, Publication Design, Inc., for over six years, rounding out her skill set as manager, designer, artist. She has been a publication design specialist in the Gunnison and Crested Butte areas for over twenty years, and has exhibited her art locally and nationally.
Group exhibitions have included The National Greeley Art Exhibition, Greeley, Colorado; The Cloud Foundation Annual Art Exhibit & Fundraiser, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Gateway to Imagination Juried Exhibition — Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, New Mexico; Artists of the West Elks Annual Exhibit, Gunnison Arts Center, Gunnison, Colorado; The Piper Gallery at The Center for the Arts, Crested Butte, Colorado; and The Gunnison Gallery, Gunnison, Colorado; and The Blue Moose Art Gallery, Fort Collins, CO.