Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Diane Wright, Solo Exhibition “Summer–Scapes” at Café George (New Haven, CT)

Summer-Scapes, a collection of art quilts by Diane Wright, is on display now at Art in the Hallway, the gallery space adjacent to Café George in New Haven.
 clip_image002 (Image: Color of Place – Coral Reef by D.Wright)

Summer-Scapes runs until AUGUST 2, 2012
You can visit the exhibition weekdays, 7am-6pm

Art in the Hallway
Café George
300 George Street
New Haven, CT

See more photos from the Summer-Scapes exhibition at http://dianewrightquilts.blogspot.com/2012/06/summer-scapes-in-new-haven.html

Congratulations, Diane!

Monday, June 25, 2012

CT Members at the 2012 Lowell Quilt Festival

Several SAQA-CT artists will be participating in this year’s Lowell Quilt Festival. 

The Lowell Quilt Festival is a citywide celebration of quilts in Lowell, MA.  Events include exhibitions at several local galleries, speakers, trunk shows and a top notch vendor mall.


Margaret Phillips’ quilt Etchings and Norma Schlager’s City Lights will be on display at the Whistler House Museum of Art. The Whistler House Museum of Art is exhibiting Art Quilts that interpret or are inspired by Whistler’s many works of art.

July 28 – Sept 1, 2012
Reception: Saturday, August 11, 3 - 5 pm
Whistler Talk: Friday, Aug 10 at 7 pm

Whistler House Museum of Art
243 Worthen Street
Lowell, MA 01852

Diane Wright and Diane Cadrain will have their “Musical” pieces at the Brush Gallery. Wright’s End of Summer was inspired by Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: Summer while Cadrain based her piece on the tone poem Thus Spake Zarathurstra by Richard Wagner, later used in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Wright_VivaldiART QUILTS LOWELL 2012: Music
August 11 - September 15, 2012
Artists' Reception: Sat, Aug 11, 2 - 4 pm

The Brush Art Gallery & Studios
256 Market St
Lowell, MA 01852


Martha Sielman will participate in a panel discussion “Quilting with a Crystal Ball: The Future of Our Craft” at the New England Quilt Museum.

Fri, August 10, 8:30am – 10:00am
New England Quilt Museum
18 Shattuck Street, Lowell, MA 01852
Buffet breakfast & panel discussion with Marianne Fons, Mary Fons,
Martha Sielman, Laurie Matthews, Rachel May. Moderator: Pam Weeks 
Cost: $20

Debbie Bein will display “Flare” in Material Voices: An Exhibition of Small Art Quilts at the Ayer Lofts Gallery.

Ayer Lofts Art Gallery
172 Middle Street
Lowell, MA 01852


Congratulations to All the Participating Artists!

(Images, from top: Etching (detail) by M.Phillips, City Lights by N.Schlager, End of Summer by D.Wright, Thus Spake Zarathustra by D.Cadrain, Flare by D.Bein)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Solo Exhibition: Fiber Art by Lisa Corson at FVAC

SAQA-Connecticut artist Lisa Corson is enjoying a busy year!  Recently her work was exhibited in a group show at the Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon, CT and the Parkside Café in Bristol, CT.

LCorson_Junction_FullNow Lisa Corson will celebrate her first solo show, In From the Edges, at the Farmington Valley Arts Center. (Image: Junction by L.Corson)

The show will run from June 13 - July 28 at the Farmington Valley Arts Center's Esther Drezner Visitors' Gallery.

Meet the artist at a reception in the gallery on Saturday, June 23, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Visitors' Gallery hours are noon until 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment.

In addition to the solo exhibition, Lisa recently collaborated with an author to produce the artwork for the cover of his new e-Book, “Opportunity Calls”. The book is available through Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com.  A link to the book at Amazon.com is here: http://www.amazon.com/Opportunity-Calls-Chinavares-Find-ebook/dp/B0085YMV28/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339116604&sr=8-1

LCorson Lisa-DistantProximity-FULLWant to see more? Lisa’s quilt, Distant Proximity (image, left) is one of 26 quilts selected for the special exhibit, Tactile Architecture, at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, October 27-November 4, 2012, then traveling through 2013. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Diane Wright, Carol Ludington Published in Quilting Arts Magazine

Check out this month’s issue of Quilting Arts Magazine

 pC1 Front Cover nocode.inddConnecticut artist Carol Ludington describes her process for using ice cubes and dyes to create beautiful one of a kind fabrics.  Look for Carol’s article “Dye Your Own Ice Parfait”.

In the same issue, CT Co-Rep Diane Wright shares her thoughts on keeping a sketchbook in her article “Off the Page: Sketchbook Keeping for Artists”. Also, Diane has a unique way of saving mementos from her travels – handmade journal bowls.  Find out how to make your own.

But that’s not all!  This issue is full of great information and colorful photos.  Articles include Jane Davila’s tips for breaking through a creative block, Lyric Kinard’s path to finding your artistic voice, Reader Challenge “Staycation” postcards… and much more.

To find out how to get your copy of Quilting Arts, visit their website: http://www.quiltingdaily.com/blogs/quiltingarts/archive/2012/05/23/june-july-2012.aspx

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