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SPEAKING IN CLOTH: 6 Quilters, 6 Voices exhibit schedule:
A full color book, co-edited by Jeannette DeNicolis Meyer and Ann Johnston, illustrates the exhibit and widens the conversation as the artists answer questions about their work:
Why do you choose the language of fiber and thread to make your art?
Do you find yourself working with recurring themes over time?
Is there a visual voice that identifies your work?
What is your working process?
What are the challenges and joys of making your art?
Does it matter if the quilt communicates a specific message to your viewers?
"Art goes beyond the material and gives space to emotions and ideas. Six quilters have succeeded in creating art, as this superb book proves."
—Caroline Boot, Curator Art and Design, Textielmuseum, Tilburg, Netherlands
"Speaking in Cloth: 6 Quilters, 6 Voices offers a clear window into the work and creative processes of six very different artists in the quilt medium. It's a real pleasure to see such a focused exhibition. Viewers have the opportunity to really get to know the individuals and hear their distinct voices. We need more exhibitions like this."
—Robert Shaw, Curator and Author, Shelburne, Vermont
"A fascinating insight into the inspirations, thought processes, and challenges of six contemporary quiltmakers as articulated in these works."
—Anne Scott, Editor, New Zealand Quilter Magazine
"The internal conversations exploring the concerns of language, ideas, process, and challenge are kin to those of their peers in painting and sculpture, and further cement the footing of fiber artists in the universe of fine art."
—Rick Gottas, Fine Art Gallery Owner and Collector, Tacoma, Washington
"...A body of work that will set the tone for the early 21st Century art quilt medium in our region. These are fully realized works of art that draw you near, beckoning you to look closely and then asking you to step back and think—and join the conversation."
—M. J. Koreiva, Director, Coos Art Museum, Oregon