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Carmon Slater: A Retrospective Exhibit

Stunning textile exhibit currently on display at the Lakewood Cultural Center

Lakewood’s Heritage, Culture and the Arts Division is delighted to host this unique exhibit showcasing Carmon Slater’s work.  Slater is an internationally acclaimed fiber artist whose primary focus is expression through quilt.  The retrospective on display, now through March 29, represents a lifetime of exploring this medium and its possibilities.  The two- and three-dimensional pieces are colorful, dynamic and contain intricate patterns that explore contemporary topics such as the environment and human rights.

“The real, but seemingly abstract relationship between the macroscopic and microscopic world is a constant force in my work,” Slater said.  “I am concerned about the interrelationships of all organisms in their environment and the importance of each within the context of that environment.”

Slater has works in many private, university and corporate collections around the world and holds an extensive exhibition record.  He is a trustee emeritus of New York’s Museum of Modern Art.  He was a U.S. delegate to the World Crafts Conference in Vienna, Austria, and has spoken internationally including as a keynote speaker at the New Zealand Crafts Council conference, where he conducted a month-long series of speaking engagements and workshops.  He resides in Evergreen.

“We are so fortunate to have this retrospective in Lakewood,” said Lorene Joos, arts curator. 

This exhibit is free and open to the public in the North and Mezzanine galleries at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway (Wadsworth and Alameda).  Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday.  For more information, please contact Lorene Joos, arts programming curator, at 303-987-7844 or  For a complete list of exhibits, please visit


Posted on: Monday, February 10, 2014