Through Jan. 20 / Brush and Easel Gallery, 1476 W. Shaw Ave. / www.brushandeasel.com, (559) 269-5512 / Free
Fiber artist Cathy Varvis-Griffin is featured in the new exhibition “Excerpts” at the Brush and Easel Gallery. Her work is experimental, using techniques that include weaving, dyeing, stitching, collaging and drawing. For many years she has been using a variation of a Japanese form called Shifu, a textile of woven paper cloth dating back to the mid-1600s. The exhibition runs Friday, Jan. 9, through Tuesday, Jan. 20. A reception for the Greater Fresno Area ArtHop will be held 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15.