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Weaving and what it means to be human with Wendy Kowynia

Beyond the Gallery | Season Five

by Zach Wolfson in Beyond the Gallery
July 11, 2018 0 comments

This week we kick off season five of Beyond the Gallery with Wendy Kowynia, a fiber artist in Steamboat Creates.

Making artwork is the way Wendy chooses to express this gift of what it means to be a human being.


Wendy Kowynia has lived and worked in Steamboat Springs, Colorado since 1991. She has worked in textiles since 1985, and currently exhibits at West Gallery in Steamboat Springs and Space Gallery in Denver, CO. Her work is strongly influenced by the textile traditions and aesthetics of Japan. Wendy’s most recent work ranges from large-scale woven and dyed hanging panels, to small works involving knotting, lace and brocade. Her interests lie in the iterative nature of time and existence: the accretion of moment upon moment, memory upon memory, thread upon thread.

Experience more of Wendy’s artwork at →


The song “Peter and Gladys” in this episode is by Kyle James Hauser, a Colorado-based musician. Explore and enjoy more of his music at →


This episode of Beyond the Gallery is sponsored by Colorado Creative Industries. A division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Colorado Creative Industries believes in the power of creativity to inspire human connections, create social change and support economic vibrancy throughout Colorado. They believe in the practice of creation, the artists and entrepreneurs who contribute to our rich culture and the benefits of our creative economy. Colorado Creative Industries supports and encourages the innovators, creators, change-makers and dreamers who improve our quality of life and make Colorado creative. They focus on strengthening the vitality of visual, performing and literary arts through promotion, resources and funding opportunities. They believe in bold innovation and the invaluable contributions the arts bring to this beautiful state.