Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Art Meets Science

Nancy and I both have pieces in a Studio Art Quilt Associates’ (SAQA) exhibition called “Art Meets Science” that will have its opening at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England, next month. Here is Nancy's Southern Hospitality:
… and my Lepidoptera:
and Coleus:

All of the quilts that are available for sale are listed on the SAQA website so even if you can’t get to one of the exhibition venues, you can see all the quilts there, and read about their connections to science.

An exhibition catalog will be available in the SAQA bookstore soon. The cover has a piece by Ita Ziv called Fire Fingers. SAQA always does a beautiful job on their publications.

The venues for this exhibition that have been announced to date are:
  • Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, August 19 - 22, 2010
  • Pfizer, Inc., New York, New York, Sept. 16, 2010 - March 16, 2011   
  • Visions Gallery, San Diego, California, January 1 - April 1, 2012   
  • Global Health Odyssey Museum of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, June 1 - Sept. 1, 2012    
The juror for this exhibition was David W. Fraser, MD. He is research associate at The Textile Museum, and a consulting scholar in the Asian Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The curator was Jill Jensen, a professional fiber artist from Virginia  who works with cloth, paint, printmaking and stitch. She has worked extensively as an artist-in-residence throughout Virginia, and holds degrees in Chemistry and Metallurgy. Surely both of them are a perfect combination of art and science! You can read Fraser’s and Jensen’s statements about the exhibition here.