Friday, May 12, 2017

August 31-October 15, 2017, Rerum Novarum; Monte Pearson Gallery, Pearson Lakes Art Center, Lake Okoboji, Iowa

Pearson Lakes Art Center, Lake Okoboji, Iowa

I have the pleasure of working with the PLAC on my first solo show, Rerum Novarum (of new things).  I will exhibit a total of 8 quilts, 4 of which have never been publicly exhibited, including the  debut of Cross-Quarter Embrace (8'x24' colossal-scale quilt).  The exhibit will also include my 6'x8' self portrait Face of a Stranger
Opening & artist talk: Thursday August 31, 2017 5-7pm.
The Monte Pearson gallery is a beautiful space for the Rerum Novarum exhibit.  I am inspired by the namesake's hand-written statement which is posted just inside the gallery:

"It will be the artists who lead the final revolution - a revolution within each person's soul - until we realize that freedom is not something which is fought for, but something which is found in trusting and loving - as we trust and love each other - we've all got to find that freedom within ourselves to create - to tell them all - let them see the masterpieces of man - and realize what they (each one) holds within himself...we must break down the barriers not by fighting or even by education...  Understanding is all it takes - It is the artists who have lived the longest - for they show the human heart and that is what lasts the longest."             
                                                                                             -Monte Pearson, May 18, 1970

Friday, January 13, 2017

January 28-April 15, 2017, Quilted Expressions, Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Fort Dodge, Iowa

My work is scheduled to be included in a group fiber exhibit, featuring four Iowa fiber/quilt artists, curated by Eric Anderson of the Blanden Art Museum in Fort Dodge, Iowa.  I will be premiering my self portrait Face of a Stranger (2016) as well as showing One Life (2013) and Humans Race (2012).

Opening Reception Saturday, January 28, 3-5pm with Artists Talk at 3:30pm.

Opening and gallery talk for Quilted Expressions
Saturday January 28, 207

Thursday, January 12, 2017

January-May 2017, Art Quilts of the Midwest; Iowa Quilt Museum, Winterset, Iowa

Marianne Fons (co-founder), Linzee Kull-McCray (author) and Megan Barrett (Museum Director) at the Iowa Quilt Museum opening for Art Quilts of the Midwest, January 28, 2017

A collection of quilts featured in Linzee Kull-McCray's book Art Quilts of the Midwest will be exhibited at Iowa's new and only museum dedicated exclusively to quilts, the Iowa Quilt Museum in Winterset - Iowa's quilt epicenter of sorts, thanks to Fons & Porter.  I'm pleased to be exhibiting there within it's inaugural year of opening.  Quilts and quilting are such a fundamental part of Iowa heritage.  My quilt Portmanteau will be on display as part of this exhibit.  It was one of two of my quilts featured in McCray's book and is currently in the collection of the Iowa State Historical Museum in Des Moines.

Portmanteau (aka Revolution), 2011