by Marguerite Curran
The Muskegon Museum of Art, in partnership with Guest Curator Nancy Crow, will present Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts, a touring exhibition that showcases some of the best machine-piecing and quilting being done today. Circular Abstractions will exhibit at the MMA August 25 through November 6, 2016.
The juried, invitational exhibition features 51 quilts by an array of artists that improvise around the Bull’s Eye pattern: a four quadrant design with a bull’s eye at the center of each quarter. Color and design become the focus of a dazzling array of quilts inspired by the innovations of legendary fine art quilt maker Nancy Crow. The artists were challenged to create artworks that stretched the possibilities of the machine-pieced quilt and conveyed a sense of energy and excitement. Participating artists come from across the U.S. and abroad, with represented countries including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Switzerland. A printed, full-color catalogue accompanies the exhibition and will be available for purchase at the MMA gift store.
The MMA invites the public to an opening event on Thursday, August 25 that starts with a 5:30 pm reception. At 7:00 pm, guests will be invited to join the artists in the exhibition on a walk through the galleries as they discuss their work. This event is free and open to the public.
The Muskegon Museum of Art is located in downtown Muskegon, Michigan. Visitor information is available at www.muskegonartmuseum.org or 231-720-2570.
This exhibition is sponsored by Roxanna and Larry Herder. Additional support is provided by Media Sponsor WGVU Public Media and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Arts.
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IMAGE CREDIT LINE:
Valerie Maser-Flanagan, Carlisle, MA
Growth Rings #1
(C) Valerie Maser-Flanagan
100% cottons, some hand-dyed by Valerie Maser-Flanagan
Machine-pieced and machine-quilted
Categories: Fine Art