Opening Reception for Welcome to the Entanglement in Hartwig Gallery September 12


Model is pictured wearing colorful fiber art by Jessica Shields

Bay College announces the exhibition and reception for Welcome to the Entanglement, fiber designs by Jessica Shields. Please join us in the Hartwig Gallery on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 2 PM for a Reception and Artist Talk. The exhibition will be on display in the Hartwig Gallery until September 26, 2019.

Jessica Shields was born and raised in the small town of Ford River, Michigan. As a child, she loved to put on fashion shows and strut around in whatever she felt like wearing. As she grew older, her unique style began to form and continue to flourish into other creative outlets as well. Beginning with bracelets, she quickly moved on to sew her very first product, in which she still uses today: a worn-out purse made from household fabric scraps.

Although her material choice was unintentional at the time, it was that very first creation that led her down the path she has taken today. As every piece is created thoughtfully, with sustainability in mind, no two pieces ever end up the same. Jessica is able to let her one of a kind personality shine through every creation that is made.

As she went on to art school, an array of opportunities opened for her. In 2017, she received her Associate in Arts from Bay College in Escanaba, Michigan and then went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fiber and Fashion Design from Finlandia University in 2019. During her time at school, she was able to display her work in numerous exhibitions, as well as two fashion shows. She continues to explore the innumerable possibilities that fiber has to offer, while intertwining her life into all of them.