The Whistler House Museum of Art Announces New Exhibition Lasting Impressions: Art Quilts 2016

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Whistler House Museum of Art Announces New Exhibition
Lasting Impressions: Art Quilts 2016
LOWELL, MA – The Whistler House Museum of Art is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, Lasting Impressions: Art Quilts 2016. The show will run from August 13 to September 24, 2016. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 13, from 2 to 4 PM in the Parker Gallery.

 
Each summer, the Whistler House Museum of Art hosts a juried exhibition of quilts centered on a variety of themes. This year, we present works that linger with the viewer long after they are seen. While all artists seek to make an impression on the viewer with their works of art, we have asked quilters to take that a step further and use stamps, dye, stitching, and other techniques to make their fabric as striking as their designs. With quilts comprised of at least 50% handmade fabrics, this eclectic international exhibition showcases the breadth of technique and style that can be achieved through the quilter’s manipulation of his or her medium. 
Jurors Mary Walter and Wen Redmond reviewed over 120 quilts from around the world to present thirty-seven vibrant and fascinating works in this exhibition. Mary Walter, an award-winning quilt artist and a certified National Quilting Association judge, has been involved in shows and multi-media juried exhibitions nationally and internationally. She is a founding member of Women Who Run with Scissors and the New England Fiber Collective and has curated at the New England Quilt Museum and Whistler House Museum of Art. 
 
Wen Redmond is an accomplished contemporary fiber artist. Working in the medium since 1973, she has been featured in numerous galleries, museums, and publications, including Columbia University, the Rubin Gallery, Fiber Arts Magazine, and International Quilters Magazine. Redmond’s work is adventurous and experimental, and often pushes the boundaries of fiber art. The subject matter of the quilts in Lasting Impressions spans from abstract notions and geometric designs to delicate treatments of still-lifes and landscapes. The exhibition features a stunning array of techniques, including hand-dying, painting, stenciling, and embroidering, but the diverse quilts all have one thing in common: they were pain-stakingly created and will certainly leave a lasting impression.”The Whistler House Museum of Art is thrilled to present this masterful collection of artistic quilts from around the world. The exceptional design, originality, and technique in this year’s exhibits makes for a stunning array that will truly leave a “lasting impression” for our visitors and guests,” says President and Executive Director Sara Bogosian.

Media Contact
Contact:                      Whistler House Museum of Art
Contact Person:           Sara Bogosian, President & Executive Director
Telephone Number:       978-452-7641
Email Address:             sbogosian@whistlerhouse.org           
 
Web site address:         www.whistlerhouse.org

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