Local Color Press Release

SAQA Presents: “Local Color”
Celebrating Connecticut through Fiber Art 

CONNECTICUT, Opening May 4, 2013 in Danbury, CT

"Local Color" is a juried, traveling exhibition of fiber art created by members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) in the Connecticut Region, celebrating the beauty and diversity of Connecticut.

Jurors: Fran Phillips and Michele Palmer
Managing Curators: Diane Wright and Kate Themel
Exhibition Chairs: Margaret Phillips and Mayann Weinberg
Sponsored by SAQA and Sew-Craft.com

Exhibition Locations:

  • Haas Library at Western CT State U (Danbury CT): May 4 - June 14, 2013. Opening Reception: May 4, 2013, 3:30 - 5:30 PM
  • Legislative Office Building (Hartford, CT): July 1-31, 2013
  • Slater Memorial Museum (Norwich, CT): Nov 22, 2013 - Jan 14, 2014. Opening Reception: Sun. Dec 8, 2 - 4 PM 
  • Guilford Art Center (Guilford, CT): Feb 7 - Mar 16, 2014. Opening Reception: Fri. Feb 7, 5 - 7 PM

Locations may be added. More information including show locations, dates and related events can be found on Local Color’s Facebook page: as well as the SAQA-CT blog: http://saqact.blogspot.com

A show catalog featuring images of all the pieces in the Local Color show is available for purchase through the SAQA Store: http://www.saqa.com/store.php?cat=9

Participating artists include: Deirdre Abbotts, Barbara C Adams, Deborah Bein, Christina Blais, Timi Bronson, Barbara Drillick, Jane Driscoll, Carol Eaton, Pat Ferguson, Sandra Fromson, Rita Hannafin, Trish Hodge, Yvette Howard, Gail Kotowski, Mary Lachman, Mickey Lawler, Karen Loprete, Carol Ludington, Jeanne Marklin, Barbara McKie, Jennifer O’Brien, Ruth Anne Olson, Margaret Phillips, Judy Ross, Norma Schlager, Phyllis Small, Catherine Whall Smith, Rosalind Spann, Kendell Storm, Kate Themel, Antonia Torres, Carol Vinick, Elizabeth Warner, Mayann Weinberg, Robin Wolek, Diane Wright and Linda Zimmerman

About SAQA: Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications. www.saqa.com

Diane Wright or Kate Themel, SAQA Connecticut

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