“Local Color” Quilt Exhibit Opens February 7th

Local Color - Image 2Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce Local Color, a juried, traveling exhibition of fiber art created by members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) in the Connecticut Region, celebrating the beauty and diversity of Connecticut. The exhibit will be on view February 7-March 16, 2014.

Local Color features fiber art works depicting and interpreting the landscapes, landmarks and history of Connecticut. Visitors will be treated to a wonderful variety of colors, styles and techniques in this collection of art quilts.  Some of the artists have created smaller items, which will also be available for sale during the show.

Participating artists include Deirdre Abbotts, Barbara C Adams, Deborah Bein, Christina Blais, Timi Bronson, Barbara Drillick, Jane Driscoll, Carol Eaton, Pat Ferguson, Sandra Fromson, Rita Hannafin, Trish Hodge, Yvette Howard, Gail Kotowski, Mary Lachman, Mickey Lawler, Karen Loprete, Carol Ludington, Jeanne Marklin, Barbara McKie, Jennifer O’Brien, Ruth Anne Olson, Margaret Phillips, Judy Ross, Norma Schlager, Phyllis Small, Catherine Whall Smith, Rosalind Spann, Kendell Storm, Kate Themel, Antonia Torres, Carol Vinick, Elizabeth Warner, Mayann Weinberg, Robin Wolek, Diane Wright and Linda Zimmerman.

Local Color is juried by Fran Phillips and Michele Palmer, and managing curators are Diane Wright and Kate Themel. It was previously on view at the Haas Library at Western Connecticut State University, Danbury; the Legislative Office Building, Hartford; and the Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich. A catalogue of the exhibit is available for purchase. This exhibit is sponsored, in part, by NewAlliance Foundation.

The opening reception is Friday, February 7, 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.