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VIVA Gallery welcomes fiber artist Rebecca Kobos
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FABRIC SKETCHES by area artist Rebecca Kobos, like this one called “Corn Plant,” will be featured at VIVA Gallery’s First Thursday event. The opening will take place at the Gallery located on Main Street in Viroqua on Thursday, September 5, from 5-7 p.m.

VIROQUA - VIVA Gallery’s First Thursday opening reception will take place on September 5th and will feature the work of Rebecca Kobos.  Rebecca, who spends her summers along the Mississippi River in Iowa and her winters on the Gulf Coast of Florida, uses fabric to create realistic and whimsical fabric collages.

Combining strong colors and patterns in her work, Rebecca uses free-motion stitching to add detail to these “fabric sketches.”  Her pieces often include fabric and fibers that she has hand-dyed.  Some of her favorite subjects are cats, birds, plants, faces and landscapes.  Her pieces include larger, framed wall art and smaller 5”x7” collages that are made into cards.

Rebecca has taught classes in sun painting, warp painting and fabric collage at the Midwest Weavers Conference and has delivered lectures on the art of fabric collage.  Recent exhibits include those at the Quad Cities Art Center, the Sarasota Arts Center, and the Iowa Fiber Artists Exhibit at Grinnell College. Her work can be seen in several galleries in Iowa, Wisconsin and Florida.

Rebecca’s fiber art and the works of VIVA’s 25 member artists will be featured at VIVA’s First Thursday reception on September 5th from 5-7 p.m., and Rebecca’s works will be on display throughout the month.  The gallery is located at 217 South Main Street in Viroqua.  For more information about this and future First Thursday events, contact the gallery at 608-637-6918 or

The gallery’s First Thursday will be followed by a 7 p.m. dinner next door at Rooted Spoon Kitchen Table. Email or call 608-632-2120 to make reservations.  The Rooted Spoon cash bar will be open during the reception.