Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ford House Hosts FREE Quilt Art International Expressions Exhibit starting 1/28

Contemporary Quilting Display, Workshops, Trunk Shows run through March 25

These aren’t your grandmother’s quilts. Warm up with a vibrant twist on the traditional quilt at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House (Ford House)’s presentation of Quilt Art: International Expressions. The colorful and unique group of quilts will be on display Jan. 28 through March 25. To complement the exhibit, Ford House will highlight local quilt artists and collectors with a variety of related talks, workshops and receptions.

On its first U.S. exhibition tour, Quilt Art features a collection of more than 30 quilts, bringing together 22 contemporary quilt artists from nine countries. Quilt Art extends the boundaries of the quilt medium, further presenting the quilt as an art form.

The rich cultural backgrounds of the artists bring a new approach to the craft of quilting. The diversity reflected in the artistic approach to the quilts in the exhibit is patterned after the artists’ own experiences and training in other artistic fields. Quilts also reflect a variety of themes, including modern social issues, landscapes, modern color and form and unique stitching techniques.

“We can derive so much inspiration and creativity from everything around us, including textiles and artwork,” says Kathleen Mullins, president of Ford House. “Edsel and Eleanor Ford were major proponents of international art in many forms and this is reflected in his automotive design and the estate’s landscape, design and architecture.”

Quilt Art is open to the public Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is complimentary.

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House is located at 1100 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Shores.  Click here for more information on the Quilt Art Exhibit including a schedule of numerous exhibit related speakers, workshops and other creativity-inspiring paid events for both adults and children.


Follow FREEISMYLIFE on Facebook
blog comments powered by Disqus