Category Archives: Fiber Arts

Tree Advocacy Thru Yarn

I have long had a passion for trees.  As a public relations professional and educator, I have spearheaded campaigns for trees, conducted event planning for a songwriting contest for trees and have contributed to New York’s One Million Trees program.

I continuously return to trees in some form or fashion.  I delve even deeper now with my artwork focused on tree imagery.  And now it pleases me to launch When Trees Talk, Let the Yarn Speak.  This is an international tree advocacy program with a twist of art.  It is the mission of the program to use visual imagery to prompt authentic talk, awareness and support of trees currently in crisis around the world.

When Trees Talk(c) serves as a forum where people can gather for an exciting flow of facilitated dialogue which allows for authentic, down-to-earth conversation.

I am so pleased to be launching the program during a session with the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island on Sunday, August 25, 2019.  We will go on a journey exploring the world of trees, hear of their secret life and what trees do at night.  We will hear insights of the challenging state of trees today and all participate in an interesting exercise which takes place in the year 2093 involving a critical decision to be made regarding trees.

Stay tuned.



Please feel free to join us Sunday.


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Much Luv,

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“Possibilities” Exhibit Launches This Weekend – YES!

Oh, my nerves are a-shakin’.  I’m intensely working on the finishing touches for my solo exhibit.  The list goes on:  mating the artwork, wiring the back of frames for hanging, there’s still some pieces to be finalized, waiting for works to dry, and so much more.  And, I’m trying a new protective process so that one of my works can withstand outside climate.  The venue hosting my exhibit always promotes at least one featured work on the outside of their venue.  I thought this was pretty cool until I had to face the reality of my fiber art works withstanding the outside.  We’ll see and I’ll let you know.

In the meantime, the press release is out.  If you’re around, do drop by.


The Hidden Talents Fine Arts Collection


For Immediate   Release                                                                                                                             Contact:   Gaylord Truman . 516 377 6146

Crochet with a New Twist

Roosevelt Fiber Artist Takes Weaving to New Level

Possibilities Art Exhibit Spotlights Intricate Twists

West Hempstead Creative Corner Venue Hosts  Exhibit Launch – Sunday, October 18, 2015 2pm – 6pm


Roosevelt, New York – While the world of crochet and knitting experiences mass re-discovery in our nation, the niche sector of weaving wall art takes on a whole new twist in the new Possibilities art exhibit featuring crocheted textile works launching Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the Creative Corner (482 West Hempstead Avenue, West Hempstead, NY), a unique music and visual arts space.  Fiber artist Prof. Alicia Evans opens her one-woman show highlighting unique textile fiber art which takes crochet to an entire new level with designs reflective of whirling abstracts, bursts of color and decidedly organic intensity.

“My needle opens my door to expansive creativity,” says fiber artist Evans.  “I usually spend weeks, months on a piece not knowing what the outcome will be.  It is during the sculpting process that I mold and am able to see the finished work.  I allow the yarn to speak.”

Evans Lets The Yarn Speak – Her Creative Process

According to Evans, the process of weaving and then sculpting her work is directed by the yarn.  She describes her creating process involves allowing the yarn to be positioned in a natural way when laid out for sculpting.

“First I weaved the yarn and then lay it out to be sculpted upon natural backgrounds of jute, bamboo or burlap, I allow the yarn to form natural positioning.  You have to be sensitive, empathic to the movement of the natural way the yarn wants to twist, to move, to be laid out upon the background.  After weaved, the yarn naturally positions itself in a certain way which can only be seen when I’ve completed the crochet process.”

While this process may be difficult to describe, Evans breaks it down simply,

“It’s like hair.  Yarn is like hair and sometimes you have to coax it into position or allow it to flow in its natural pattern.  It’s taken me a few years to develop   this but that’s what makes my work so exciting…knowing how to speak the language of the yarn into art.”

Evans appears to translate the language of the yarn wonderfully in an exhibit which brilliantly reveals pure, down-to-earth understanding of how to beautifully twist, intertwine and marvel in the world of fiber arts.


“There are so many possibilities when creating designs.  Thus, the name of my forthcoming show, “ says Evans.  “I live my life within the realm of possibilities.  While my profession is teaching social media and PR at City College of New York, I now take teaching to another level; I teach how life can be lived within expanded possibilities.  Yes!”


Yarn, Chat & Possibilities




Fine Art America:




Creative Corner

482 Hempstead Avenue

West Hempstead, NY  11552

516 385 – 8782




2pm – 6pm






Gaylord Truman . 516 377 – 6146


Exhibit Runs

October 18, 2015 – November 6, 2015



“Possibilities” – Fall Fiber Arts Exhibit in New York


I’ve been a busy little bee preparing for the opening of my fiber arts exhibit, “Possibilities” on Sunday, October 18, 2015.  Just received confirmation of a guest flying all the way from San Diego to New York to see the show.  Excited!  Details are below.


         Alicia Evans – Fiber Artist – New York           Alicia Evans On Set NY Museum

        Possibilities Creative Corner FlyerExplore the depths of possibilities with fiber artist Alicia Evans as she takes you on an enduring journey into the world of weaved elegance.

The intriguing works highlight a year’s worth of craftsmanship capturing the essence of rhythmic movement  through yarn.  The works reflect an array of Asian influence and native American overtones spanning from the most complex interwoven designs to adeptly simplistic canopy.

Ms. Evans captures cosmic themes with twists and swirls of celestial coherence.

Hear the artist share the fascinating stories along her artistic journey.

Celebrate the launch of “Possibilities”




Venue:  The Creative Corner

482 Hempstead Avenue

West Hempstead, NY  11552

516 385 – 8782

2pm – 6pm

RSVP:    Gaylord Truman . 516 377 – 6146

Further Details Here:


Hope to see you there!