Monday, August 3, 2015

Exhibition News: Out of the Blue

Whistler House Museum of Art


Out of the Blue:

Art Quilts 2015

Exhibition: August 12 - September 19, 2015. 
Opening Reception/ Awards Ceremony: Saturday, August 15, 2- 4 PM 

Koi by Sarah Ann Smith

As part of A Summer Celebration of New England Quilts, the Whistler House Museum of Art is pleased to present Out of the Blue: Art Quilts 2015 from August 12 through September 19, 2015.  The opening reception and award ceremony will take place in the Parker Gallery on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public.  

The most commonly purchased color of materials and fabrics used when creating quilts is blue. "Out of the Blue" explores the inspiration of a new idea and technique using the color blue.  Many times artists stop "thinking", and then all of a sudden, out of the blue, ideas come to them. The art in this exhibition reveals how each quilt artist taps into their creative mind to find their inspiration and inventiveness. The exhibition was juried by quilt experts Mary Walter and Jenny Gilbert, both of Massachusetts.

Exhibiting artists are Deborah Babin, Betty Busby, Sandra Palmer Ciolino, Sue Colozzi, Nancy Crasco, Marcia DeCamp, Diane Franklin, Rita Hannafin, Lori Kay, Jill Kerttula, Cheryl Kessler, Mary-Ellen Latino, Valerie Maser-Flanagan, Wen Redmond, Stephanie Shore, Sarah Ann Smith, Bobbie Sullivan and Mary Walter.

Circle the Block 2 by Deborah Babin

Also on display in the Members Room will be the exhibit, "Interpreting Whistler's Aubrey House Palette" with works from the students in Mary Walter's quilting class. The students were asked to focus on color expression and theory to create a quilted wall hanging inspired by James McNeill Whistler's "Dining Room Color Study for the Aubrey House". 

The Whistler House Museum of Art is located on 243 Worthen Street in Lowell, Massachusetts. Hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to 4 pm.

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