Catherine Whall Smith . . . so how many have you made – Phyllis Small has made 80!

Yeah, you read it correctly “80@80:The artworks of Phyllis Small” – Opening Weekend: Saturday, March 20, 2021 – 10a-4p & Sunday, March 21, 11a-4p. Grab & Go treats! FREE  From March 21 through May 1, 2021, The Windsor Art Center will present 80 @ 80: The artworks of Phyllis Small. Turning 80 years old is a huge milestone, and to celebrate it, Phyllis Small will be exhibiting 80 artworks, one to mark each year of her life. Spanning Small’s artistic career, the works in this exhibition will vary from extra-large wall hangings drifting down from the gallery rafters to notecard-size pieces. This retrospective highlights the variety of Phyllis’s media over the years as well as the thread that is consistent throughout her career. Her textile creations include paper quilts, fabric on paper, 12”x12” quilts, small and large wall hangings, bed quilts and – influenced by the pandemic – quarantine quilts. Quilting may seem like a big shift from her early works, but this exhibition makes it apparent that her approach to assemblage, color and pattern in her quilts is really an elaboration of her instinct to collage! .

UP- DATE:  Artist Bisa Butler – On Sunday, March 21 2021, the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum will be co-hosting a talk by American fiber artist Bisa Butler in partnership with the James Renwick Alliance and the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Trained as a painter in Washington, D.C., Butler reimagines historical photographs of Black subjects — the famous and nameless alike — as life-size quilted portraits that explode with bold patterns and colors. – – How to Participate in the Bisa Butler Talks – This program will be hosted by the James Renwick Alliance. Please register with them to receive links and information to join the program.

WOW – this is going to be a busy week-end! Don’t forget your mask.

Stay Safe . . . Smith Stitch Studio!




About Catherine Whall Smith

Fiber Artist working with contemporary textiles.
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1 Response to Catherine Whall Smith . . . so how many have you made – Phyllis Small has made 80!

  1. Nancy Whitcher says:

    What a gal…!!! N


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