“Piecing Together a Changing Planet”
The National Park Fiber Arts Exhibit “Piecing Together a Changing Planet,” is on display at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 West Cedar Street, May 19 – June 30, 2017. On tour around the country since December 2014, Sequim is the national exhibit’s final and only stop in the Pacific Northwest.
The juried show of 26 art quilts was created by artists in Florida as a way to highlight a few of the many ways that America’s 401 National Parks are being impacted by climate change, water pollution, air pollution, and other human-caused phenomena.
“The artists’ goal is to help open people’s eyes to the beauty of nature that surrounds them, and share their concern for its loss,” Maya Schonenberger, the exhibit curator said.
The artworks were created by members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), a 3000-member national organization dedicated to promoting the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications. Far from utilitarian quilts, traditionally used as bedcoverings, art quilts focus on layering, “thread painting,” and graphic design, as well as stitching and piecing.
Sponsored by the Sequim’s City Arts Advisory Commission in partnership with the Olympic National Park, the exhibit can be enjoyed during City Hall hours (8:30 to 4:30, M-F) through June 30. During June, it also will be open 10 am to 1 pm Saturdays during the weekly Sequim Farmers Market.
For more information about the exhibit, visit www.nationalparkartexhibit.com.