Saturday, January 21, 2017

From the Streets to the Sky


This is a show I co-curated.  Please come by.  There's a fine brewery, Three Weavers, right next door, so make it a two-fer!   See my piece Lascaux '21 among many other great art quilts.
From the Streets to the Sky
Featuring Quilts on the Wall
February 4, 2017 through March 10, 2017
Opening Reception: February 4th, 3pm-6pm 
Artist Walk Through: February 18 3pm     Gallery is open daily from 11-7
  
 
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 






Branch Gallery 1031 W. Manchester Bl. Suite #3 Inglewood, CA 90301 

Contact:  Aneesa Shami Email: aneesa@theknittingtreela.com 

From the Streets to the Sky
Featuring Quilts on the Wall
February 4, 2017 through March 10, 2017
Opening Reception: February 4th, 3pm-6pm 
Artist Walk Through: February 18 3pm     Gallery is open daily from 11-7

Inglewood, CA Branch Gallery is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibition, “From the Streets to the Sky,” featuring twenty-one fiber artists. This exhibition highlights work by members in Quilts on the Wall, a local fiber group that shares a passion for quilting. Participating members include: Linda Anderson, Laurie Bucher, David Charity, Patricia Charity, Carol Churchill, Linda Friedman, Sharon Jaeger, Karen Markley, Laurie Multalipassi, Cathi Nelson, Carol Nilsen, Ellen November, Sharon Oblinger, Kathryn A. Pellman, Corinne Phillips, Joann Sarachman, Beth Shibley, Linda Stone, Janet Lane-Tranbarger, Carolyn Villars, and Deborah Weir.

There will be twenty-four juried art quilts created by QOTW members. A section of the quilts are part of QOTW’s traveling exhibition, “Urban Graffiti.” These quilts are inspired by graffiti and street art, containing imagery with realistic renderings of graffiti, as well as abstract interpretations of street scenes. Observations about homelessness, gentrification, and social class are also present in the “Urban Graffiti” grouping of quilts.

The other portion of quilts is inspired by “Wings,” the idea that one can rise above rough or even dangerous situations. These quilts represent beauty in the natural world, with imagery ranging from nature scenes to calming, geometric compositions. “Wings” is a perfect complement to “Urban Graffiti,” not only showcasing further techniques by QOTW members, but also providing spiritual release from the gritty reality in some of the graffiti quilts.
Many of the quilts were created with numerous techniques including: dyeing, screen printing, piecing, appliqué, and machine and hand quilting; using such materials as cotton, silk, and upcycled fabric. Some are whole cloth and others are comprised of many individual fabrics.

About Branch Gallery
Branch Gallery is a fiber-based artspace in Los Angeles. The galleryemphasizes both exhibition andeducation in its 1500 square feet ofmultifaceted space. Providingopportunities exclusively for the fiberarts, Branch Gallery allows fiber
artists to share their work andtechniques with the broader LosAngeles arts community. Bringingmore attention to fiber as a fine art,along with its presence as a craft, willinspire others to create their owntactile fiber experiences. Inglewood has become known for its vibrant arts district and budding arts scene

The Branch Gallery is a project of
The Knitting Tree, L.A., a fiber retail space recently relocated to Los Angeles’ Inglewood.
thebranchgallery.com
About The Knitting Tree, L.A.
The Knitting Tree, L.A. is Inglewood's local sanctuary for fiber arts enthusiasts of all skill levels. We offer an extensive selection of high-quality yarns and supplies for knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, and needle felting, as well as hands-on instruction by skilled artisans of diverse backgrounds. Our passion is contagious, inspiring beginners to embrace new skills, while challenging more advanced fiber artists to expand their creative horizons.
Fertile soil for yarn enthusiasts of all strands to "Grow Here"!
theknittingtreela.com
About Quilts on the Wall
Quilts on the Wall is a group of fiber artists in Southern California who share a passion for quilt making and desire to push beyond the traditional boundaries of their medium. Many members have won national and international awards, authored books on art quilts, and have published works in a multitude of publications. QOTW strives to bring public awareness about art quilts through exhibition. www.quiltsonthewall.com

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