Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Burr, Remick pieces included in Art Quilt Elements 2014

Marianne Burr brings us this report from the opening weekend of the 2014 Art Quilt Elements exhibit in Pennsylvania, where both Burr and Helen Remick had pieces on display:
Marianne Burr with "Eleven 3 Thirteen" at AQE

"The Wayne Art Center, which presents Art Quilt Elements in Wayne, Pennsylvania, is out on the Main Line from Philadelphia.  Helen Remick and I have our art quilts in this exhibition and were excited to make the trip for the opening weekend.  Only 43 quilts were selected from about 600 entries, and we both felt honored to be included.
Helen Remick with "Les Fleurs de la Maladie 4" at AQE

"We enjoyed every quilt in the show, and especially appreciated hearing critiques from two of the artists who juried the show. In a walk-around with visitors and the artists who were present, the jurors made comments and interesting suggestions in discussions with the artists. 

"Jurors Gerhardt Knodel, former Director of the prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Art, and Susie Brandt, on the faculty of the Maryland Institute College of Art, had not juried quilts previously, although each has a long career in various aspects of the textile art world and each has created art using the quilt technique.  Juror Jan Myers-Newbury, who has been part of the art quilt world as an exhibitor and teacher for many years, was unable to attend the opening..

"It was very instructive to hear critiques which centered on the message and meaning of the pieces and not the technique.
Part of the 2014 AQE exhibit in Wayne, PA, with Burr's piece at the left and Remick's second from right

"Helen and I stayed at the Wayne Hotel, which is a sponsor of AQE, and enjoyed everything about it.  Its location was perfect for us because when we arrived on the train, we had only a one-block walk to the hotel.  When we went to the Wayne Art Center, the walk from the hotel was only about 10 minutes.  This hotel is an elegant establishment and is a National Historic Landmark.  It shares the block with the Wayne Presbyterian Church, a complex of beautiful old stone buildings.

"Art Quilt Elements is a top international art quilt event, and both Helen and I will continue to enter with the hope of returning to Wayne."

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