Friday, January 15, 2010

LaConner Quilt Museum

I drove down to La Conner today on my way to my Art and Design class in Oak Harbor. I stopped at the Quilt Museum in La Connor and was treated to two very different shows that opened earlier this week. If you live anywhere in the area don't miss them!
Imagery and Imagination shows the work of Lura Schwarz Smith. Lura has used photographic images to many of her quilts along with fabric pastels, inks and markers. There is a wonderful cross section of subject matter including “Seams a Lot Like Degas.” In this quilt Lura used traditional blocks in an unconventional manner, redrafting the blocks to fit the dresses of the ballerinas. This piece has the honor of being included in “100 Best American Quilts of the 20th Century”.
Lura is giving an artist tour tomorrow at 1pm.
The Whidbey Island Surface Design Group has a concurrent show entitled On the Surface which aptly describes the work of members of the Surface Design Association. Their work encompasses a wide variety of media: basketry, weaving, wall art, 3-D art, quilting, and wearables and the techniques used are as varied as the individual artist’s pieces. You will find felting, weaving, embroidery, dyeing, painting, garments and more....
Do check out the Museum whenever you are in the area!

1 comment:

Ann said...

Thanks Susan. Glad to see both exhibits are on until the end of March, so I'll see them mid-March.