Perf. Arts

Conversations in Stitch: On Abstraction


October 15, 2012

Members of the Fiber Artists Coalition will unveil their latest exhibit, Conversations in Stitch: On Abstraction, at the Schauer Arts and Activities Center. The exhibit features art quilts and will be on display in the Suckow Family Art Gallery from Friday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Nov. 18.

The exhibit is designed to encourage viewers to ponder various forms of abstraction as depicted in fiber art. In Casey Puetz’s Pretty in More Than Pink, flamingos strut in a variety of bright colors. Entwined by Gwyned Trefethen, curator of the exhibit, is one of a series of geometric abstractions where she examines what happens when value is shifted across artwork from two different directions. Conversation cards are included with the exhibit so that viewers may share their thoughts and ask questions of the artists.

The exhibiting artists are members of Fiber Artists Coalition, a group of Midwestern textile artists all of whom are professional artist members of Studio Art Quilt Associates. Their mission is to promote the art quilt through traveling exhibitions.

A free reception will be held Friday, Oct. 19 from 6:30-7:30 pm, prior to the performance of Jason Petty’s The Swingin’ Cowboys. Guests will have an opportunity to meet the artists and view the exhibit. Light refreshments are available.

The Suckow Family Art Gallery is located on the second level of the Schauer Center at 147 N. Rural St. in downtown Hartford. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit or call 670-0560, ext. 215, for details about other upcoming exhibits.