Two fiber artists, Deborah Diemer and Julianna Wood, will exhibit a celebration of fiber art during the month of July at the Centre Gallery of Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. The public is invited to an opening reception Thursday, July 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Wood of Frankfort has studied under a master sculptor and taken classes in various painting media. In recent years, she has been experimenting with fiber as her medium and these works have evolved into a special class of fiber art utilizing a blend of fabric, old ties, bottles, leather, beads, buttons and many other materials in amazing arrays. She has won awards for, and sold, many of her works. This show includes some of her latest creations.

Diemer, who lives in Freedom, is a self-taught fiber artist who started her journey with fiber as a child enjoying many craft adventures.  She has spent time as a production weaver and now runs a home-based sewing business.  She calls her current work transformational fibers because it reflects her spiritual seeking as well as a transition from craft to art. Using her vast collection of garment labels, yarns, buttons, lace, yardage, old clothes, snippets, bits, string — anything fiber — she hopes to create pieces that inspire thought, joy or even a peek into the infinite. Diemer welcomes feedback from all who view her work.

The gallery is open whenever performances or other functions are held in the building or by appointment at any time. For more information, call 568-3147 or 948-7469. For a performance schedule, visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to