“Local Color: Connecticut Stories” Quilt Exhibit

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Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce Local Color: Connecticut Stories, a juried, traveling exhibition of fiber art created by members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) in the Connecticut Region. The exhibit celebrates the concept of narrative as construed by Connecticut artists. The exhibit will be on view February 5 – 21, 2016 at Guilford Art Center.

The theme of Local Color: Connecticut Stories can be broadly interpreted from personal stories to Connecticut history, from text messages to literary references and beyond. There is a wide variety of styles and interpretations that feature historical points of interest, personal journey stories, along with natural and architectural works associated with Connecticut.

Participating artists include Debbie Bento, Christina Blais, Diane Cadrain, Kelly Caldwell, Alice Chittenden, Carol Eaton, Ann Marie Gontarz, Rita Daley Hannafin, Yvette Howard, Angelina Kendra, Paula Klingerman, Aurelle Locke, Karen Loprete, Barbara McKie, Clara Nartey, Margaret Phillips, Judy Ross, Phyllis Small, Catherine Whall Smith, Kate Themel, Anna Tufankjian, and Diana Wright.

A catalogue featuring images of all the pieces in the exhibition will be available for purchase at the gallery.

Local Color: Connecticut Stories is juried by Carol Padberg and Exhibition Coordinators are Diane Wright and Kate Themel. The Exhibition will travel to the Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich in the summer of 2017.

The opening reception is Friday, February 5, 5-7pm; it is free and open to the public. Admission is free. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 12-4pm.

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications. For more information visit www.saqa.com.

The Guilford Art Center is a non-profit school, shop and gallery established to nurture and support excellence in the arts. Through classes for adults and children, gallery programs, a shop of contemporary crafts, and special events, the Center fulfills its mission to provide opportunities for the public to participate in the arts, to experience their cultural and historical diversity, and to appreciate the process and product of creative work. It receives support from the Connecticut Dept. of Economic and Community Development.

For more information contact the Guilford Art Center at 203-453-5947.