Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Woodbury Art Museum opening!!!

Friday, January 17 was the opening of the 'Not Bound by Tradition' show at the Woodbury Art Museum.  This museum is affiliated with Utah Valley University, the state university in Utah county.  Our group member Kathleen Baer spearheaded this- and it was a fabulous evening!  I was there for almost the entire two hour event, and I enjoyed every minute.  I'm grateful Sean came with his camera, because all the pictures I have are what he took!

One aspect of the show that I love is that is just doesn't have our quilts in it, they also found a way to feature some of our hand dyed and painted fabric, the jewelry that one of our members creates, and other creations that involve fiber.  The first thing you see when entering the gallery is this spectacular wall of hand dyed fabric.

This was created by Kathleen and Cathy, and it is a gorgeous abstraction of our mountains and valley.  They spent hours starching the fabric to the wall.  You can get an idea of just how large it is from the picture!

Opposite this is a wall with the round robin quilts the group has created over the past year.  There is a lot of variety and creativity here!

Behind the fabric wall are the three 'rooms' with the rest of our quilts and fabric displayed.  

The middle room had this snowflake quilt as the focal point.  It was stenciled by most of the group (I missed that meeting), and quilted by Liza Ann.  It is beautiful!

One room had a tree theme.  We created leaves for this tree, and hung tree-themed quilts in the room.

Sue Swinyard's gorgeous jewelry is displayed in a couple of cases, as are her airbrushed pillows.  You can see those in a previous photo.

We had walls displaying fabric. . . 

and we had fabric hanging from the ceiling!

It is a beautiful show, and I am so happy and proud to be part of it.  I had a wonderful time talking to people, and got some fantastic feedback on my work.  The college and a non-profit organization, EngAGEUtah, sponsored a workshop earlier in the day, Creative Aging, with a speaker brought in from New York- Susan Perlstein.  She is not only an artist, she is a social worker, so I was very interested in what she had to say in the workshop.  She also came to the opening, and I had a chance to visit with her.  It was the frosting on the cake!

Here are most of the women who contributed work to this exhibit.  Fittingly, we took our picture in front of the fabric wall.  The one person missing is Sue, who was off on a cruise.

 From left to right, they are Bonnie, Liza Ann, Kathleen, Francine, Cathy, me, and Lonnie. 

So there you have it- a fantastic Friday indeed!


Renate said...

Congratulations a a wonderful show and having your work displayed. I recognized two of your pieces from our TT group!

Debra Spincic said...

What a great looking show! I bet it was a fun evening.

Vicki Miller said...

What a gorgeous show. Congrats on belonging to such a wonderful group and having this show!

upstateLisa said...

Gorgeous show! Wish I could see it in person!!! congratulations to you and your friends!

What Comes Next? said...

I love it! That first wall of fabric - incredible! then all of the gorgeous work displayed - what a fabulous presentation. Congratulations to you and the rest of your group - amazing work.

Amy Art Quilter & Fyber Cafe said...

A fabulous show!! All your art work is beautiful. I really like the dyed fabric hanging from the ceiling, we have been looking for a way to differentiate our art group's work from the main Quilt Guild Show. Thank you.

artisoo said...

great exhibition!!

Candied Fabrics said...

Wow wow WOW! What a fantastic show! I love that wall of hand dyed fabric, but the whole show is great. You all are so imaginative...BRAVO!

JB said...

At this rate, you will be in a show every year. The creative ways the hand dyed fabric was displayed added a stunning element to the show. Your group is to be applauded for such a magnificent show.