Getting ready for Connecticut’s “Hang – a – Quilt” Day on Saturday, June 20th, 2020 – time to decide which piece I will hang on our side porch. Right now with all that is happening, I’m thinking “Pain” (59H x 53W). It was juried into the 1993 Greater Denton Arts Council exhibition; “Materials: Hard and Soft” in Denton Texas ; and was show at the UConn Library/Thomas Dodd Center during my retrospective show “Line Dances” in 1212.
It’s been stored in our attic for several years, so it will be good to get it out and revisit the fabrics, and skeletal images that seem to be falling off the edge. OR MAYBE, I should hang: “Ready for Battle” (below) with the hay rounds covered in white plastic – no social distancing there!
The rules for this event are very flexible. Just hang a quilt outside on that day. It can be on your front yard, in a park, at a local business, with a sign or not. You can hang it from a tree, a fence, a gate, a rail, a chair, a clothes line, or any other creative way you can think of. You can post pictures on Instagram and Facebook with the #cthangaquilt and share this wonderful art form. Time will tell.
And, if you do have some time please check out the Mystic Museum of Art -Virtual Transformative Art Experiences and their MMOA AT HOME page: https://www.mysticmuseumofart.org/mmoaathome/. I am delighted to be included on their ELECTED ARTIST MEMBERS page; https://www.mysticmuseumofart.org/2020/06/catherine-whall-smith STAY SAFE – WEAR A MASK!