On Saturday, we headed up to the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA to view for the first time “Explorations, Journeys in Creativity – The Quilt Artist’s Studio”. This art exhibit is being presented in two parts: In each show 12 of the 24 artists will display a 30″ x 50″ art quilt showcasing the signature technique for which they have been selected.
Show #1 October 2 – December 30, 2018: and Show #2 (this is the corrected date from one of my earlier posts) April 3 – June 23, 2019 – Artist reception: April 7th, 2019 @ 1 p.m. Over 100 people attended the opening in a room that contained the art of 12 fiber artists that were juried into this show. Each piece was accompanied by a 50 x 30 inch banner that was in the artists words and contained pictures of their studio and their process. Note: A book that includes a six page spread on each of the 24 artists is for sale in the Museum store.
Pamela Weeks, Binney Family Curator of the NE Quilt Museum states about this show: “I’m excited to exhibit art quilts with companion panels prepared by the artists explaining the techniques. It was my idea with this exhibit to not just explain the work of artists, but perhaps to make the art more accessible and encourage more quilters to “work outside the box”. Nancy Turbitt, and Allison Wilbur members of SAQA MA/RI should be congratulated for their curatorial efforts in the coordination of this exciting show. Participants include: Agusta Agustsson, Sue Bleiweiss, Ann Brauer, Diane Cadrain, Sue Colossi, Judy Dales, Janis Doucette, Diane English, Janice Jones, Mary-Ellen Latino, Marya Lowe, Jeanne Marklin, Valerie Maser-Flanagan, Sharon McCartney, Suzanne Munroe, Madalene Murphy, Sue Polansky, Wen Redmond, Cheryl Rezendes, Diane Sheckells, Catherine Whall Smith, Sarah Ann Smith, Timna Tarr, and Nancy Turbitt.
Along with “Explorations 1: Inside the Quilt Artist’s Studio”; On-going exhibits include: The Fabric Collage of Susan Carlson, thru – December 30; and, Liberty and Justice: The Satirical Art of Salley Mavor, thru – December 30.
Check out nequiltmuseum.org. to obtain more information on several events including some Brown Bag Lunches; a Gallery Talk and a 2-Day Workshop. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 – 4. Maybe it’s time for that Autumn Foliage Drive, Massachusetts is almost peak at this time of year!
Congratulations Catherine! I wasn’t able to attend the opening event but I heard RAVE reviews about the exhibit and I can’t wait to get to the NEQM to check it out in person!