A new group exhibition opening at YoloArts’ Barn Gallery in Woodland takes quilt making into another realm and out of the traditional fabric block construction and into the use of textiles as a means of freeform expression. The exhibition, Off the Grid, opens with a meet the artists reception Thursday, November 10 at The Barn … Continued
Expressions in Cloth Opening at YoloArts Gallery 625
YoloArts and Gallery 625 present:
Expressions in Cloth
A group exhibition, Expressions in Cloth, is a new show opening at YoloArts’ Gallery 625 on December 2 with an evening reception.
Expressions in Cloth is an exhibition of contemporary and traditional quilts with designs inspired by nature, traditional patterns, and special historical or personal events.
The quilts represent a wide sampling of techniques from appliqué to paper piecing.
All of the featured artists are members of the Flying Needles Quilt Guild in Yolo County and include: Bernadette Behrends, Kathy Donaldson, Lana Hanney, Carole Pirruccello, Jeanne Powell, Margo Shroeder, and Sherry Werum.
Flying Needles is a nonprofit organization whose members quilt and contribute to local community groups for Project Linus, Rotts of Friends, Ronald McDonald House, and quilts for hospice care.
“The theme of fiber arts is woven through YoloArts exhibitions at The Barn Gallery and Gallery 625 this month. Local quilting teacher, Jeanne Powell, put me in touch with all of the talented quilters in this show,” said Janice Purnell YoloArts creative director and the show’s curator. “We are thrilled to have a beautiful selection of quilts that represent U.S. history and personal passions of each of the women.”
Upstairs at Gallery 625 visitors can also view, Stitched Together, a quilt exhibition assembled from the Yolo County Historical Collection. With Off the Grid ongoing at The Barn Gallery in Woodland, Expressions in Cloth opening December 2 at Gallery 625, along with the historic Stitched Together show, YoloArts encourages art lovers, quilters, fiber enthusiasts, and the community to view all three exhibitions in December and January.
These shows provide an unprecedented opportunity to explore the history of quilting, examine techniques new and old, and take inspiration from fiber art creations.
The artists will be attending the opening reception, 5:30-8 p.m. Friday December 2, coinciding with the downtown Woodland First Friday event. Classical and fiddle music by violinist Mary N. King and light refreshments will be available during the 5:30-8 p.m. reception. Samplings of Yolo County wines will also be available.
The artwork can also be viewed online at yoloarts.org/online-galleries.
Expressions in Cloth continues at Gallery 625 and Stitched Together upstairs at Gallery 625 continue through January 31, 2023.
Off the Grid at The Barn Gallery, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland, continues through February 11, 2023. Check yoloarts.org for gallery hours.
Gallery 625 hosts exhibitions and receptions every other month. New exhibitions typically open on the first Fridays of February, April, June, August, October, and December.
Gallery 625 is located at 625 Court Street in Woodland, in Yolo County’s Erwin Meier Administration building and is open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, contact YoloArts at 530-309-6464.