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Sherry Tamburo

Sherry Tamburo

About Artist

Basic Information

  • Gender

    Female
  • About me

    Sherry Tamburo is a Shreveport native returning after living in the Northeast for the past 15 years. After a hiatus from the airline industry as a flight attendant traveling around the globe she landed in Shreveport.

    During the 70's I was part of an Expansion Arts Project funded by NEA. Through this program I delved into every aspect of fiber construction and deconstruction through weaving, spinning and sewing. I went on to create Raku incorporating fiber in many of my clay pieces. Batik, bookbinding, and basketry are all skills I acquired during this project. This experience began my exploration into painting and drawing. I went on to get a degree in architectural design from University of Florida, Gainesville, FL and Vicenza Institute of Architecturra, Vicenza, Italy.

    As a fiber artist with an architectural background I view the world in textured and deconstructed layers. Each layer builds upon the last giving the viewer a glimpse into the meaning to how life and art intersect making the world a more beautiful place. In the past I have used recycled materials to create art.  I worked on a series of rugs woven from sock loops (the trimmings from socks).  Using recycled materials and items found in nature to create art pieces is exhilarating and nurtures my creative spirit. One of my woven pieces (made from grapevine and Spanish moss) is part of a traveling exhibit in Florida called "Continuity & Change."

    Currently, I am exploring felting and all its many facets. The magic of combining fibers that create such incredible depth and beauty is exhilarating.
  • Resume

    This past year, 2016, has taken me many places:

    Nick Cave Resident Artist 2015-2016
    Christmas in the Sky - Designer
    Bloom - juried show at the Norton Museum
    Critical Mass Show
    ArtBreak Artist - for 3 years
    Field trip Artist at ArtSpace - for numerous classes
    Set designer/constructor for several productions with Red River Repertoire
    Highland Table Art on the Walls
    Turner Gallery - HOSTS Exhibition
    Highland Jazz Festival
    HOSTS (Highland Open Studio Tour Sunday) Artist
    Providence House and McAdoo Center Artist with Karen La Beau
    Shreveport ArtWalk Artist
    Roseland Christmas Market Artist

Education

Member since
Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00
Last online
4 months ago