Local Color: Inspired by Science

LOCAL COLOR: INSPIRED BY SCIENCE

Studio Art Quilt Associates Regional Exhibition



Inspired by Science  
May 5 to July 8, 2018
Windham Textile & History Museum (WTHM)
411 Main St, Willimantic, CT 06226    Phone: (860) 456-2178
Dugan Mill The Dugan Mill
Dugan Mill mimics a textile factory floor, with machines from the 1890s through the 1950s.  It features an 1890s carding machine; a mill machine shop with wooden patterns, metal patterns, a machinist’s bench, and a machinist’s or fixer’s toolbox; a winding department with three working winders; an overseer’s office; a weaving department with two looms and a creel; a print shop; and a variety of mill tools and implements. 
Location
Our Mission:
The Windham Textile and History Museum (The Mill Museum of CT), located in the historic former headquarters of the American Thread Company of Willimantic, Connecticut, is a non-profit educational institution housing a museum, a library, and an archive. Through its exhibits, programs, and collections, the museum preserves and interprets the history of textiles, textile arts and the textile industry, with special emphasis on the experiences of the craftspeople, industrial workers, manufacturers, inventors, designers, and consumers.
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            Permanent Exhibits
                        Thread Mill Square
                        The Mill Manager’s House
                        Brooke Shannon Antique Sewing Machine Room
                        The Company Office
                        Dunham Hall Library
                        The Print Shop
                        Overseer’s Office
                        The Mills
Local Color #3: “Inspired by Science”
Fine Art Quilts and Trunk Show
by members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates  Connecticut Region
Dates:  Saturday, May 5th, 2018 – July 8th, 2018
On view in the Windham Textile & History Museum
SPECIAL ONE DAY EVENT:
 Textile Fiber Day – Saturday, May 5th, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
the Mother’s Against GUN Violence quilts
Textile Vendors, Speakers, Panel Discussion, Demonstrations
Contact: Catherine Smith -  smith.catherine62@gmail.com
and;  Joan Blade Johnson - loveartquilts@gmail.com

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Background

Show Concept: Whether it’s the ubiquitous smartphone, the breakthrough in cancer research or the discovery of new planets, science has an undeniable effect on and in our everyday lives. This exhibition encourages the artist to interpret an aspect of science in their own unique, individual style, whether abstract, graphic, or representational.

Juror: Katherine Blossom, Arts Director at Connecticut Hospice

Where the Exhibition will be in 2018
  • Zahn Gallery, 250 Flat Rock Place, Westbrook, CT 06498
    •  January 11 to March 14, 2018
  • Windham Textile and History Museum, Williamantic, CT 
    •  May 5 - July 8, 2018
  • Windsor Art Center, Windsor, CT 
    •  September-October 2018
  • Connecticut Hospice Gallery, Branford, CT
    •  November - December 2018

Questions?  
Email them to Clara Nartey at LocalColorExhibit@gmail.com 


SAQA-CT Exhibition Committee: 
Clara Nartey & Cathy Smith (Managing Curators)
Mary Lachman (Trunk Show coordinator)




Download a copy of the prospectus here.
Download Entry Form (PDF version)
Download Entry Form (WORD version)

All entries which are not selected by the juror will be available for pick up on December 7, 2017, between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon at 

The Willoughby Wallace Library
146 Thimble Islands Road, 
Stony Creek, CT 06405-5739
www.wwml.org