Monday, February 8, 2016

Color Bars and the Ole Miss Museum

The Color Bars class was a success, if enthusiasm can be the measurement. We had such a good time I forgot to take pictures, but here is one that Linda Flanders sent after she completed a piece using the different exercises we did in the class. She is calling it a Sampler since it displays a sampling of free-form techniques.
"Color Bars Sampler" by Linda Flanders

What a thrill it was to see 58 of Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry's quilts at the Reception of her 40 Years of Color, Light, and Motion exhibit at the Museum at Ole Miss in Oxford. The exhibit runs through April 16. If you don't get to see it in person, Caryl has provided a link, click here.
Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry and Martha Ginn
She had her first quilt (very traditional) she made 40 years ago on display and showed her progression into quilts as fine art. I picked up Rita Warnock in Madison on the way to Oxford--much more enjoyable than driving alone. 

Martha Ginn and Rita Warnock
Then I spent the night in her home (under one of her masterpiece quilts!) before the SAQA pod meeting on Saturday. We had the "reveal" of the Ag Museum pieces that five of us had been working on. Sections 3 and 4 are still in progress, but we got an idea of how they will look presented together.
J Marcus Weekley, Martha Ginn, Cathy Reininger, Julia Graber, Rita Warnock
The pieces are 36" high and 24"-30" wide and are finished with facings. The photo behind Julia shows the entire scene that these five pieces depict.

6 comments:

Tierney Hogan said...

Fantastic!

plumquilty said...

I can't wait to see all the ag pieces together. Each alone is so interesting and put together will be really something.

Martha Ginn said...

Thanks, Tierney and Vivian. I think we'll have all five Ag Museum pieces in our show in October.

Kiesha Baker said...

The museum pieces are amazing! I had to click into the picture and zoom in because it looked like a paining, it was so detailed! Beautiful work.

Anonymous said...

Hi Martha, You asked us on ACN to look at your blog and make comments. Not much time today, but, would there be a way for me to see a good few pictures of this piece? I love it, and I need to learn more techniques on how to do something like this. Thanks so much and always enjoy your comments on ACN! You have a kind heart! Joan Schaller Bauer
Jatelier Designs

Martha Ginn said...

Thanks, Joan. I assume you are referring to the Color Bars piece. I will get in touch with you for more conversations. Glad we are on the Artist Connection Network and you saw my post.
Martha