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“Bits and Pieces: Beauty in Chaos,” a show featuring fiber art and quilts by CSC alumna Whitney Tewahade and digital photography by her daughter, Leila Tewahade, is now open in Chadron State College’s Memorial Hall Main Gallery through March 20. A reception is scheduled for Feb. 27 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
“I have been drawn to textiles and the feel of different fibers in my hands for as long as I can remember. Recently, I have included plants as natural dyes to create color and pattern on fiber. Hunting, gathering, and growing these natural dyes has become more than just a task. It has become an art of its own and a meditative process in which I find joy, peace, and inspiration,” she said.
Tewahade invites viewers of her art to look at it from a distance, approach it to look deeply into the texture of intertwined fibers, and touch the art.
Leila Tewahade, a sophomore at Chadron High School, has been taking photographs for about a year. In addition to photography, she enjoys math and science and hopes to have a career in conservation.
“I wanted to take pictures of natural subjects to connect myself with the world outside of my day to day life. Unsurprisingly, the photos began to remind me of how beautiful and unique things occur when untouched by mankind,” she said.
Leila Tewahade said the goal of photography is to show others how dazzling and exquisite Earth can be when unsullied by mankind.