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Quilt-Making Takes On Various Art Forms During This Stunning Exhibit

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Interested in exploring beautiful artwork? This Saturday, February 15th, Sordoni Art Gallery invites you to view their newest exhibit Material Pulses: Seven Viewpoints!

Material Pulses: Seven Viewpoints, an exhibition focused on the art of quilt-making, presents 17 works by seven fiber artists representing the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Curated by internationally renowned artist and teacher Nancy Crow, Material Pulses contributes to the dialogue of contemporary textile arts. Says Crow, “Material Pulses is the culmination of my mission to bring back the majesty, strength, and energy of textile works, particularly large quilts.”

The exhibition features quilts, mixed media, and installation work. Quilts of up to 101 inches high will be featured, for the dramatic scale of an art form that is often relegated to its functional qualities. The artists investigate color, pattern, and size through traditional and experimental quilt-making applications. The curator balances a focus on shapes with oversized works, exploring excellence in machine quilting and surface design.

The artists bring their techniques and vision to realizing this celebration of contemporary textile arts. Among them, Elizabeth Brandt balances large geometric and organic shapes, while at the same time flirting with a demanding dark palette. Jayne Willoughby’s work on one side seems contemplative, while the other spouts riotous color systems. Mary Lou Alexander has been exploring shibori (a Japanese dyeing method) for decades and utilized this technique to exemplify the beauty of mark-making.

The complete list of exhibition artists include Denise L. Roberts, Albright, WV; Claire Benn, Surrey, England; Jayne Willoughby, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Mary Lou Alexander, Hubbard, OH; Christine Mauersberger, Cleveland, OH; Barb Wills, Prescott, AZ; and Elizabeth Brandt, Holland, MI.

Material Pulses: Seven Viewpoints will be on display at Sordoni Art Gallery until March 15, 2020. Be among the first to see it this weekend when you make plans to check it out on Saturday, February 15th, starting at 12:00 p.m.!

At B’nai B’rith Senior Apartments in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, it is clear that we have it all, but we still feel obliged to inform you of all the events our community has scheduled. Please feel free to join in all of the fun during this premier event!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, February 15, 2020—12:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Sordoni Art Gallery
141 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18701

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