Special Interest Group - Exploring Contemporary Art
Moderated by Dolores Miller
4th Tuesday of each month, 1PM Eastern time (GMT -4)
NO MEETING IN DECEMBER
Starts in July and will run for 8 sessions
Contemporary art from all media often forms the context of our work as art quilters and textile artists. We, however, may not come from an art background or may not have kept up with contemporary art. The goal of this group is to provide a casual, supportive, open-minded place for us to actively learn as we discuss and become familiar with contemporary art and artists. We'll start by looking at various definitions of contemporary art and its main characteristics, its relationship to the art that came before, then move on to examining the art and artists.
Participants will prepare for discussion through the use of online resources to read and view prior to meeting, building on their understanding from month to month. Further discussion will take place via our closed Facebook group just for this SIG.
Dolores Miller lives in San Jose, CA. Her life-long interest in textiles and craft led to the decision to focus on art quilts. She has been a SAQA member since 2009, becoming a Northern (CA/NV) regional co-representative (2013-4) and serving on the regional exhibition committee (2015-17) and the SAQA board (2017-).
Her current works, high contrast geometric architectural and landscape abstractions, have been juried into one global and four regional SAQA exhibitions. Dolores curated two regional exhibitions at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles' FiberSpace (2014 and 2016). She is retired from a career as a research analytical chemist. Though she has attended many textile seminars and workshops, the last art class she took was in high school...
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