Guest Curator - Maggie Vanderweit

Blue has always been my favourite coulour. It is the sky, the water, the wind, the air we breathe. It feels like peace and softness and home. My favourite clothes are blue, I create with blue and many walls in our home are painted blue. See how these beautiful pieces of art make you feel!

List of selected artists and works

Lake Reflections
Melody Money

Denise A. Currier

Compaction & Drift
Shea Wilkinson

Berg #1
Kathleen Probst

Oklahoma Windsong
Cherrie Hampton

Anxiety No 9 / Mastectomy
Judy Kirpich

The wall
Misik Kim

Reverberations: Yellowstone Waters
Charlotte Ziebarth

Blue Park
Marialuisa Sponga Archi

Façade VI
Deidre Adams

Composition IX
Deidre Adams

The Elements - Wind
Desiree Vaughn

Dragonfly Moon Kimono
Cathy Erickson

Trout in the Sun
Jill Ault


Denise A. Currier

On July 20th 1969, I remember the families` black and white TV antennae rabbit ears on top, holding hands and jumping up and down with my 3 sibling brothers. As an only girl, I learned to hold a baby doll with grace while throwing mud balls with poised loveliness. The adults surrounding us anticipated excitement in the air while watching the tele broadcast man walking on the moon. The stage was set, one week later 4 children in the household were rampant with the chicken pox. Today`s memories of NASA history I sat down to design the one that I am most inspired by and moved to create in fiber. A pencil and paper in hand design to concept started with circular pattern movements and then to the color thought process. The main pictorial focus image chosen is the July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 liftoff with President Lyndon B. Johnson and Mrs. Johnson amongst the crowd viewing the launch tied to the actual space rocket liftoff with the Americas glorious Flag waving its glory. My personal favorite fun play of the art quilt was to dye the fabrics, create the dimension in color for the sky transitions, paint space with background particles that all materialize together in the spontaneous random quilted movements. Intrinsically a visual feast that meets history, story telling, artistic fun play and art quilt. Techniques: Artistically rendered hand colored images, hand dyed and painted surface design fabrics. Machine appliqued, pieced, quilted, Trapunto techniques. Materials: Procion dyed ultra sheen Cotton fabrics and threads, Prisma colored oil pencils, inks and acrylic paints.

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