Monday, February 13, 2012

Connecting Threads SAQA Regional Exhibit

I just returned from Little Rock, AR, where I attended the opening reception of "Connecting Threads," a Studio Art Quilt Associates regional exhibit of Contemporary Art Quilts at the Butler Center Galleries of the Arkansas Studies Institute. SAQA regional reps Deb Kuster and Michelle Jones had done a great job of arranging and hosting our first exhibit for the LA/MS/AR/AL region.

The exhibit was curated by fiber artist Amie Adelman, associate professor of fibers, College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas in Denton. Amie attended the opening and the following day presented a program of her works and also discussed and critiqued each work in the exhibit.
In the Beginning, 44" x 36" (left)   Pacific Coast, 15" x 18" (right)

Amie Adelman and Martha Ginn
 The exhibit will run through April 28 and includes 23 quilts from 15 artists in the region: Barbara Carlson, Darlene Garstecki, Michelle Jones, Deborah Kuster, Georgia Lewis, Judy Tipton Rush, Margie Trembley, and Ruth Anne Yax from Arkansas; Donna Leigh Jackins, Murray Johnston, and Dorothy West from Alabama; and Martha Ginn, Sheri Marshall, Sarah Scott, and Marcus Weekley from Mississippi.
Ruth Anne Yax and Amie Adelman

by Murray Johnston

by Michelle Jones


Joy V said...

The tree by Murray Johnson looks 3 dimensional. Beautiful. Are you pieces the ones behind you in the photo??

Martha said...

Yes, the tree is somewhat dimensional with raw-edge applique using hundreds of fabrics. I should have said the pieces in the picture of Amie and me were mine, and Ruth Anne Yax is pictured with one of her spectacular pieces.

Rayna said...

Your quilts are stunners, Martha -- and I am so impressed by the other work, too. Lucky you, to have an active regional SAQA group. New Jersey has so far been sadly lacking.

Virginia Butler said...

I am so glad your work is getting the public exposure it so richly deserves. I am proud!

Nancy said...

Great exhibit. Thanks for sharing. Nancy