Upper Gallery Featured Artist: GAY McNEAL, Fiber Art & Textiles
Artist Statement: Gay’s love of textiles and the fiber arts started when her mother taught her to sew when she was ten years old. Gay received a BA in Art with an emphasis in Interior and Textile Design from C.S.U. Long Beach. She continues to take classes in order to explore and experiment with all aspects of the fiber arts.
Gay possesses an appreciation of the multifaceted role that fiber has played in the art and material cultures of many ethnic societies, and her creative high comes from the actual process of trying out the multitude of techniques, both old and new available to textile artists today.