Saturday, April 29, 2017

Art Quilts Tell the Story of Our Impact on America's National Parks


Sunny Sequim, not all that far from Seattle, Washington is hosting a very special traveling quilt exhibit during May and June. Sequim, on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington, is one of those undiscovered places with a historic lighthouse, seafood galore and a banana belt climate.

Wings of Fire by Melanie K. Brewer

Art Quilts Tell the Story
The National Park Fiber Arts Exhibit “Piecing Together a Changing Planet,” will be on exhibit at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 West Cedar Street, May 7 – June 30, 2017. The display has been touring the country since December 2014. This is the only stop in the Pacific Northwest for the national exhibit.

The juried show of 26 art quilts was created by artists in Florida as a way to highlight a few of the many ways that America’s 401 National Parks are being impacted by climate change, water pollution, air pollution, and other human-caused phenomena.

The artworks were created by members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), a 3000-member national organization dedicated to promoting the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications. Far from utilitarian quilts, traditionally used as bedcoverings, art quilts focus on layering, “thread painting,” and graphic design, as well as stitching and piecing.

This is a fitting stop for the last viewing of the exhibit. The Olympic Peninsula is home to the amazing Olympic National Park

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