Fiber Sculptures on Display

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Work by artist Betsy Knabe Roe
Betsy Knabe Roe’s exhibit, “Shifting the Edge,” on display in The Gallery through March 29

“Shifting the Edge,” an exhibit by Betsy Knabe Roe, will be featured in The Gallery at Sams Hall of Fine Arts through March 29. A reception for the artist will be from 5–7 p.m. Friday, March 9. Roe will speak at 5:20 p.m.

The exhibit features an installation of fiber sculptures. Roe uses different types of fiber materials, such as fabric and hand-made paper from a variety of plants. She utilizes many fiber techniques like felting, dyeing and casting to create sculptures, wearable art and installations.

Roe received her M.F.A. from the University of Missouri and has taught art in colleges throughout the Midwest. Inspiration for her art comes from her love of the natural world as well as ecological concerns.

“We need to be aware of our actions and work toward regaining ecological balance between all living beings-humans and non-humans to maintain our very existence,” Roe said.

The Gallery is open from 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday–Friday and weekends by appointment. Contact Peggy Media, gallery director, at or (785) 833-4383.