Local Artist Carrie Wright to Showcase Eclipse Art

A close-up portion of Carrie Wright's silk painting titled "Supernova." See the full piece below.A close-up portion of Carrie Wright's silk painting titled "Supernova." See the full piece below.

By Jill Vandegriff—

MUNCIE, IN—Local Muncie artisan Carrie Wright of Carrie Wright Silk Gifts & Gallery, will be one of a number of artists who has handcrafted eclipse-themed works at the 12th annual Indiana Artisan Marketplace, which will happen the weekend before the rare solar eclipse.

Wright has created Supernova, by using layers of hot soy wax and highly concentrated dyes which were brushed onto pure silk to create the myriad of colors and depth effects seen in this piece. The silk substrate began as a length of ivory undyed vintage Kimono fabric sourced from a supplier in Japan. Its weave contains a jacquard wave pattern along the length. The painting was steamed for four hours inside a special contraption familiar to silk artists then rinsed to remove all excess dyes and wax. The finished painting was then hand-stitched to black pure cotton fabric for framing. The piece measures 88” x 14” and framed is 103” x 18”.

The complete Supernova piece by Carrie Wright. Photo provided

Scheduled for April 6-7 show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Wright and other artisans will bring something extra special to the state’s premier art, food and beverage experience, making this event the Marketplace that eclipses all others.

With the eclipse happening the day after the Marketplace on April 8, Wright and other artisans will display their eclipse-themed works and delicacies in every aisle. Guests will be able to vote for their favorite solar eclipse piece.

The public can attend the 12th annual Indiana Artisan Marketplace at the Agriculture Horticulture Building at the fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis, from 10 am – 6 pm on Saturday, April 6 and 10 am – 5 pm on Sunday, April 7. Admission is $10 at the door or $8 in advance through the Indiana Artisan website, www.indianaartisan.org. Children 14 and under are free. Fairgrounds parking is $10.

For more information on Wright’s silk creations, visit her website www.CarrieWrightSilk.com. More information about the Artisan Marketplace can be found at www.indianaartisan.org/spring-marketplace/.