Food For Thought
Art by (L-R): Jeannie Moore, Bella Kaplan, Elaine Millar, Janis Doucette, Phyllis Cullen
Food! We eat every day, but how often do we really think about the food we eat? Every culture has its celebrations, family meals, and traditions that involve food. Although these vary in different parts of the world, the impact of food is unmistakable. Food nourishes and fuels our bodies, food traditions nurture our souls.
Juror Alex Veronelli selected 34 artworks created by SAQA members from around the world. The works examine the many aspects that food plays in our daily lives — from a single piece of fruit to a still life, from the family table to the significance of food in culture and the celebration of family milestones.
Juror: Alex Veronelli, Product Manager, Aurifil view statement
Curator: Sarah Ann Smith
National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky: April 10 - July 8 2015
Festival of Quilts (FOQ), Birmingham, United Kingdom: August 2015
The Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London: October 7-11, 2015
The Knitting & Stitching Show, Dublin, Ireland: November 12-15, 2015
The Knitting & Stitching Show, Harrogate: November 26-29, 2015
Stitches & Craft Show, Rosehill Gardens, Sydney: March 3 to 6, 2016
Stitches & Craft Show, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre: March 17 to 20, 2016
Australasian Quilt Convention, Melbourne, Australia: April 14-17, 2016
Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan: July 11, 2016 - August 31, 2016
Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum in Temple, Texas: January 31, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Mulberry Cultural Center, Mulberry, Florida: July 27, 2017 – September 16, 2017
George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, Missouri: July 2018 – September 2018
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Docent Package (pdf) - includes artist statements and discussion points
Kids Package (pdf) - includes discussion points for younger viewers