Thursday, September 1
5:30pm – Gallery Talk with Susan Lenz
6:30 – 7:30pm – Reception

Susan Lenz, whose work Saint Anastasia is included in the exhibition, will present “Seeing Beyond Two Dimensions.” She will discuss how layers of fabric already suggest three dimensions, and how contemporary art quilters are taking advantage of the fact that their very materials can so easily be manipulated into three-dimensional expressions. Her presentation will include information about how she produced Saint Anastasia, and she will talk about other works in the exhibition, as well.

About the Speaker:
Susan Lenz is a professional studio artist who uses needle and thread for self-expression. She works to articulate the accumulated memory inherent in discarded things, seeking a partnership with her materials, their purposes, values, and familiar associations. Susan’s work has appeared in national publications, numerous juried exhibitions, and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Craft Shows. She has been featured on art quilting television programs and her work is in the permanent collection of the Textile Museum in Washington, DC. Susan has been awarded fully funded fellowships to art residencies including Hot Springs National Park, Great Basin National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and the Studios of Key West. Her solo installations have been mounted all over the country, and she is represented by the Grovewood Gallery in Asheville, NC.

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