Wednesday, July 13, 2011

“On Higher Ground” and SAQA Trunk Show Highlighted in the Guilford Courier Newspaper

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Colorful images of quilts and contemporary hooked artwork by Liz Alpert Fay, Ruan Robertson, Loris Bogue, and Constance Old are featured in the current issue of The Guilford Courier.  The artists are part of two shows going on right now at the Guilford Art Center’s Mill Gallery.

“On Higher Ground” presents work by four artists who create contemporary hooked art: Liz Alpert Fay, Leslie Giuliani, Tracy Jamar, and Constance Old. These four artists, all affiliated with Newtown Hooked Art Shows, exemplify a 21st-century approach to working within the highly traditional medium of rug hooking.

Running concurrently with the hooked rug show is SAQA’s 2011/2012 Trunk Show “This is a Quilt!”  An excerpt from the Courier article reads “The plethora of quilts in the trunk show represent a huge variety of style, technique, and compositional approaches to the medium.”

The trunk show is comprised of thirty 8x8 quilts in 12x12 white matte frames.  These unique and colorful designs are displayed around the room, along with the hooked artwork.  The result is a wonderful interaction of fiber media.

Both exhibitions will be on display at the Mill Gallery until August 8, 2011

If you don’t get the Courier newspaper, you may read the online version here:  http://www.theday.com/article/20110706/ENT16/307079778/-1/zip06details&town=Guilford&template=zip06art