THE QUILTED CANVAS
The Crit Group: 30 Years and Still Quilting
New England Quilt Museum
January 11 through April 29, 2017
Fragments #290 by Judy Becker
This exhibit of works by five artists in fiber is a unique insight into the relationships of a critique group. Judy Becker, Nancy Crasco, Sandy Donabed, Sylvia Einstein, and Carol Anne Grotrian have been meeting each month for thirty years to support and sustain each other as artists. Nancy Crasco states, “the focus of our gatherings is always about the work: assisting with aesthetic and construction concerns, sharing opportunities to exhibit, discussing current trends in fiber, and providing the impetus to continue creating.” All of the artists have gained national recognition and have exhibited widely in the United States and abroad.
Waters At Their Priestlike Task by Nancy Crasco
Chained Heart by Sylvia Einstein
Each of the artists has a distinct style which is acknowledged and encouraged by the others. They agree that the scariest outcome of a critique group would be to have their works be similar. Each artist has a different source of motivation or inspiration and employs a unique manner of working.
Latourel Falls by Carol Anne Grotrian
Golden Apples in the Sun by Sandy Donabed
The exhibit is currently open at the New England Quilt Museum (NEQM) and runs through April 29, 2017. The Curator's Reception and Gallery Talk with the Artists is scheduled for Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11:00 am. There is a snow date set for the reception in the case of inclement weather which is February 4. The museum is located at 18 Shattuck St in Lowell, MA. Call 978-452-4207 for information and directions.