Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Jan 5–Feb 23: Fiber and Photography at the Kershner Gallery (Fairfield, CT)

The Bruce S. Kershner Gallery at the Fairfield Public Library will have a reception for Double Takeon Saturday, Jan. 11, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Guilford-based fiber art group Sisters in Cloth teamed up with photographer Rosemary DeLucco-Alpert in a show entitled "Double-Take: Photo and Fiber".


Fifteen of Rose's captivating floral photographs have been interpreted by the Sisters’ fiber artists.   There are two quilts for every photo: an 18" X 24" piece accompanied by an 8" square detail.

The show will run from Jan. 5 to Feb. 23, 2014.

Bruce S. Kerschner Gallery
Fairfield Public Library 
1080 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

The Sisters in Cloth include SAQA-CT members: Linda Zimmerman, Diane Wright, Ruth Anne Olson, Carol Ludington, Gail Kotowski, Yvette Howard, Vivika DeNegre, Debbie Bento and Barbara C. Adams

Friday, December 20, 2013

Margaret Phillips Solo Exhibition at Google Headquarters (Mountain View, CA)

Art quilts by SAQA-CT artist Margaret Phillips are on display now through January 2014 at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. 

The solo exhibit includes seven of Margaret's larger pieces, including Study in Yellow and Magenta (image below).


Google Headquarters
Building 43
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, California

Congratulations, Margaret!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Art by Melanie Johnston at Celebrations (Pomfret Center, CT)

Fiber art by SAQA-CT artist Melanie Johnston is on display and for sale at Celebrations Shoppes and Gallery until January 5, 2014.

During this exhibition, Celebrations offers a variety of “Small Works” original artwork all less than 200 square inches and priced under $200.

image: Going in Circles by M.Johnston

Twenty-nine local and regional artists will be featured, with many making their debut at Celebrations

"Small Works"
Artful Treasures
November 2, 2013 to January 5, 2013

Celebrations Shoppes & Gallery
330 Pomfret St.
Pomfret Center, CT 06259

Center Hours:
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursdays 5-7p.m.

Celebrations also announces Extended Holiday Hours, from now until Christmas open every day from 10AM to 5PM.

Starting November 7th, Thursday nights from 5-7PM will be Happy Shopping Hours at Celebrations, including complimentary gift wrapping, wine & nibbles—groups welcome!

To make the season even more festive, Celebrations Tea Room will host “Christmas Cream Tea” Events on select dates throughout the month of December. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Quilts by Anna Tufankjian on Display (Newington, CT)

Three of Anna Tufankjian's winter themed quilts are on display at the Newington Senior Center now through February 2014.

Newington Senior Center
120 Cedar St
Newington, CT 06111

The Newington Senior and Disabled Center is Newington’s hub for activities, information and services that are specifically geared toward active adults 55 years and older and those with disabilities.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Local Color Opens at Slater Memorial Museum (Norwich, CT)

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(Panoramic view of Converse Gallery)

Sunday December 8 was the official opening of the Slater Museum's double-sized fiber art exhibition.  Art quilts from the SAQA CT: Local Color collection were interspersed with quilts from Fiber Revolution: Diversity, curated by CT's own Barbara McKie

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The results were beautiful and sometimes surprising.  Visitors who had seen the Local Color show in Danbury or Hartford were treated to a fresh new experience in Norwich.

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The Slater Museum has large open spaces allowing people to back up and view the work from a distance. The high ceilings, skylights and white walls played up the color and texture of the fiber art.  Several people commented "These look like different quilts!".

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Gallery coordinator Vivian Zoe's carefully considered placement of Fiber Revolution pieces with those from Local Color created a wonderful visual story.

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SAQA artists from Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York came to the opening reception. 

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SlaterOpening (10) Rita Hannifin talks to Slater Museum exhibit coordinator Vivian Zoe.

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Several glass cases displayed small handmade items created by SAQA CT artists.

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SlaterOpening (21)  The little red dot next to Barb McKie's Woodland Visitors means "SOLD!"

Congratulations to all the artists from SAQA Connecticut and Fiber Revolution! And thank you to everyone who attended the opening reception.

If you missed the opening, don't worry.  There's still time to see this incredible collection of fiber artwork.  The double exhibition will be on display at the Slater Memorial Museum Converse Gallery until January 14, 2014.  Don't miss it!

Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich Free Academy
305 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360
(860) 887-2505

Monday, December 2, 2013

Food for Thought: Art Quilts by Sisters in Cloth (Guilford, CT)

Sisters in Cloth and Friends Present:

“Inspired by the Library: Food For Thought”

Exhibition of Art Quilts at the Guilford Free Library

December 2 - 30, 2013

(Image: Protocamponata by Sisters Alum Evelyn Judson-Raleigh) 

Opening Reception Saturday, Dec 7 from 2 to 4 PM

Guilford Free Library
67 Park Street on the Green
Guilford CT 06437

Library hours
Mon. - Thurs. 9am-8pm
Fri. 9am-6pm
Sat. 9am-5pm
Sun. 1pm-4pm (Oct.-Mar.)

Sisters in Cloth is a group of fiber artists who live and work along Connecticut's shoreline.  Members include:

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