I am thrilled that my film strip art quilt
is included in this exhibit
Textile Art Quilt 15" x42"
Next to my passion for art, is my love of films, so I immediately knew I would create a film strip art quilt for this theme.
I selected just five favorite film stars to keep the finished piece within height restrictions.
Charlie Chaplain is my favorite actor and is perfect to start our film journey.
From silent black and white movies, to the first westerns with Bronco Billy, which were filmed just a few miles from where I live, in historic Niles California.
Next we see film noir, with Hollywood legend Bette Davis.
Romantic comedy was the rage in the 1960s, seen here, in my quilt , with beloved actress, Audrey Hepburn, in Breakfast At Tiffany's.
And lastly, wonderful song and dance musicals with child star Shirley Temple are timeless.
I handstitched the background in each frame. to capture the translucent quality of a film strip, and also a feeling of nostalgia for the creative hand craftsmanship in early productions.
I am so pleased to share this brief film journey with you.
STITCHING CALIFORNIA, the exhibit:
The exhibit includes 42 pieces of textile art including 3 dimensional fiber sculptures.
You will see vibrant landscapes, colorful figures representing the diverse cultures, abstract interpretaions of the Bay and cityscapes, emotional illustrations of the recent fires, and much more.
The exhibit travels to the following museums/galleries through 2022:
-The Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah CA: Aug. 17, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020
- La Quinta Museum, La Quinta, CA: April 5 - June 28. 2020
- Mills Station Arts & Cultural Center: Rancho Cordova, CA: Aug. 2 - Sept. 27, 2020
- Museum On Main, Pleasanton, CA: June 20 - Aug. 15, 2021
- Temecula Valley Museum, Temecula, CA: Aug. 29 - Oct. 24, 2021
- Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock, CA: Sept. 4, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023