Showing posts with label Art Quilts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Art Quilts. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Making Art in a Time of Shift

Dream and Trust Close up

A few months ago, a friend and I were talking about getting some artists together to talk about their art and spur us on with inspiration and support.  It took a bit to gather and we began meeting at my house every 5 weeks or so.  It was inspiring to hear about so many different ways these women were creating.  The group gathering was "Let's Talk Art."

My desire was to motivate myself and give me a nudge when I was feeling unsure or tentative with my fiber/mixed media art.  And it worked.  One piece that I had such angst over came to completion. Then another.

I'm not sure, if I'm on a roll.  I'm very happy when I'm making art.  So I'm going for pleasure in my art making; similar to my movement practice Nia dancing.

Our group is on a pause, due to the need to Stay at Home and two of our members very busy with on-line teaching with their University classes.  We may connect via Zoom. 

I'm very glad to have the sharing of these amazing artists.  It reminds me to ask for a little help from your friends.  See more of what I've been working on in the gallery.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Water Quilts by Local Artists

The Winona Area Quilters Guild were invited to submit their interpretations of water for the Minnesota Marine Art Museum. This community exhibit is displayed in the Oberton Education Room through January 19, 2020.

Flow, Flow, Flo
Mary Lee Eischen

Sugar Loaf
Mary Nelson

Kathie (Korum) Anderson
Sanibel Island

Coral Reef
Christel Blencoe

 Loon Water
Kathy Seifert

Langmuir Spirals
Sue Mundahl

Connie Dretske

See more of this exhibit as well as the H2Oh Art Quilts show through January 19, 2020 at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

H2Oh Exhibit at the MMAM

Cottonwood Delta Blues
Jaynie Himsl
Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada

The H2Oh art exhibit has traveled around the country arriving in Winona, Minnesota in September 2019 through January 19, 2020.  Check out this exhibit along with all five galleries at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum.

Mountain Stream
Manrianne Williamson
Miami, Florida, USA

Boiling Point
Liz Kuny
Morristown, New Jersey, USA

Prayers Answered
Carol Stocking
Grants Pass, Oregon

 Detail of Prayer's Answered

  Detail of Prayer's Answered

Flow #3
Dianne Firth
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Water Over Sky
Donna June Katz
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Donna was at the opening of the H2Oh exhibit in early September.  I had the opportunity to talk with her about her art quilt.  It is entirely painted with thinned acrylic paints on unbleached muslin fabric. All the fine lines are her painted brush strokes. She hand stitched and machine stitched the layers of the art quilt together. 

Els van Baarle
Dreischor, Zeeland

Memory of Water
Susan Else
Santa Cruz, California, USA

Some one asked if I had a favorite at the show.  Mmmm, so many amazing pieces of art.  How would one choose?  I like so many for so many different reasons.  I think I need to go back to take another look.  Want to join me?  Do you have a favorite?


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