Monday, October 30, 2017

Schweinfurth Gallery Walk w/Exhibiting Artists; Quilts=Art=Quilts 2017

I don’t know about you, but I’m always curious about what the space looks like at quilt exhibits. Is it large? Is it small? Is is well lit? Is the exhibit cohesive? Unless you have a chance to attend the exhibit, you don’t know—unless you get to see it in a blog post or other pictures.

Yesterday, was the Director’s Tour with the Quilts=Art=Quilts exhibiting artists. Attendees had the opportunity to hear about the work of the artists from the artists themselves. I found it to be VERY interesting and informative. 

I took some pictures so you could get a feel for the space and a (far-off) look at some more of the quilts. I’ll be posting more quilt pictures and artist’s statements from the exhibit later.
The pictures above shows you what you see when you first walk into the gallery space.
Donna Lamb, the Executive Director of the Schweinfurth, spoke about some of the pieces in the exhibit. In the top photo, she is discussing Kathy Nida’s piece. In the bottom pic, she is talking about a two-sided piece made by Paula Kovarik. In the following photos, the artists are speaking about their own work.
I got to speak about my piece too. I was nervous going in, but I calmed down once people started asking questions. I always say, “You don’t grow if you don’t do things that scare the crap out of you every now and then.”


Robbie said...

What a wonderful venue!!! And a very interesting post! Thanks again for the share...and so glad you got to talk about your own piece. Love your comment about "growing"...HA

Robin Stewart said...

Beth, I love this post. The pictures and what was going on. Wonderful!!! Congratulations to you for your beautiful piece making it in the show!!

Lisa Greenbow said...

This looks like an outstanding place for display. Of course the quilts are each unique and so very interesting. I can imagine the bit of stage fright you might have in this situation. Good for you.

B. Garner said...

Congratulations Beth... so pleased your artwork will be at the QAQ show for all of us to enjoy! Acceptance so well deserved!
Bethany in Kingston ON

Dana Kroeger said...

What a wonderful place to display quilts! Beautiful quilts at that! So happy you are getting the recognition your work deserves. Sounds like you and Nate had an enjoyable time on this adventure. That's terrific!

Judith Anderson said...

Thank you for a wonderful and interesting look at this show. The gallery space looks fantastic and the quilts that are shown are so very interesting. Congratulations on being part of such an impressive presentation of art quilts.