Happy New Year 2022! Off to a great start – spent many hours in my studio in 2021 – finished the top of “Transfusion . . . Back Pain” which means I have alot of meditative hand stitching time ahead of me. Only to be interrupted by visiting some up-coming shows.
The pieces on display range from scenes of Connecticut, to people or events that welcome you in, to images or words that create a feeling of welcome or offer ideas of how to explore Connecticut. Each work was selected, or juried into the exhibit, by Anna Patalano, a painter with degrees from both Yale University School of Art and Tyler School of Art. The artists range from internationally known fiber artists to first-time exhibitors. The Local Color: A Connecticut Welcome color catalog is on sale now via Amazon. LOCAL COLOR: A Connecticut Welcome: An Exhibition of Fiber Art by Members of SAQA, Connecticut Region: Themel, Kate: 9798787283044: Amazon.com: Books
SAQA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote art quilts – “creative visual works that are layered and stitched or that reference this form of stitched layered structure”. SAQA has over 4000 members – artists, curators, collectors and art professionals – from all over the world; 122 of them participate in the Connecticut Region. To learn more about SAQA go to saqa.com.
2 – The Mattatuck Museum Waterbury CT – “Mix Master at the Matt” Member show My piece”Waiting for What” has been juried into this show. https://www.mattmuseum.org/exhibition/mixmaster-2022-juried-members-exhibition/ OPENING January 30th, 1 – 3 p.m. closes March 6th, 2022.
3 – Art Quilt Elements 2022 Art Quilt Elements 2022 – Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA March 27-April 30, 2022. My piece “Cut, Sew, Stitch” – Transfusion #8 is included in this Exhibit.
4 – Chaplin Town Library – In support of Chaplin’s Bicentennial year 2022, each month I will display a quilt with information on one of the historic homes on Chaplin Street, Chaplin, CT. See below for January’s quilt – “The Molly Hubbard Quilt”. HOURS: Monday 10AM-6PM; Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday – CLOSED; Wednesday 10AM – 6PM; Friday 2PM – 6PM; Saturday 10AM – 1PM.
So what are you welcoming in this year? Oh and don’t forget that mask.
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