ArtSeed, Inc has developed a collaborative project with local galleries, nonprofits, historic sites, and businesses to create a City-Wide Quilt and Fiber Arts Exhibit.

The exhibit and events will run concurrent with the performance of the “Quilters” at TheatreWorks of SoIn, November 8 – 18, 2018.

 

Quilter, the musical is based on a book by Molly Newman & Barbara Damashek, and Music/Lyrics by Barbara Damashek. Damashek and Molly Newman wrote “Quilters,” based on a nonfiction book, “The Quilters: Women and Domestic Art” by Patricia Cooper and Norma Bradley Allen.

 

This musical tells the story of a pioneer woman and her six daughters by stitching together a series of interrelated scenes into a rich mosaic, which captures the sweep and beauty, the terror and joy, the harsh challenge and abiding rewards of frontier life. “Quilters” comes imbued with womanly sensibilities that address the same big questions that arise in many plays that take place in the world of men.

The quilts and fiber in the City-Wide Exhibits will explore the traditional and contemporary roles that fiber plays in our society from a domestic art to a contemporary art form. Exhibits will include museum quality traditional historic quilts, contemporary quilts with a social message, and fiber used as a creative medium.

 

Venues have been asked to schedule exhibits November 2, 2018 – January 12, 2019. Fiber exhibits, lectures and workshops will be scheduled throughout the run of the exhibits.

 

In Collaboration with the City Wide Quilt and Fiber Exhibit, Cody Presley owner of Hedera Fibers and Apparel is organizing a fiber festival which will feature local fiber and textile businesses as well as local artisans.

For more information or to be a vendor, please Contact Cody Presley at Theivyroomstudio@aol.com for an application. 

If you are interested in participating, please contact Julie Schweitzer at julie@artseed.art or 502-649-3320.

 

 

For artists:

To be an exhibition site:

Online Host Application

Host Application

To Be one of the artists in the Quilt exhibit:

Online Artist Entry Form

Artist Application

To be a Vendor for the Hedera Fiber Festival:

Hedera Fiber Festival Application for Entry