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Exhibits

 

New Projects by the Fiberistas



Landscape

August 22-November 7

The TAUNY Center - Upper Level


See the latest quilt project by the Fiberistas, an innovative local group of quilters whose projects challenge them to experiment with new techniques and explore the potential of quilts as art. This quilt, made up of unique panels by each quilter, is a landscape challenge, connecting foreground, center field, and background of each slice with a shared horizon line across the project. In addition to having the collaborative quilt on display at The TAUNY Center through October 24, we will also share a series of videos of the Fiberistas talking about their work on this new project over the time the quilt is on display. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and/or YouTube to see the series. See the quilt in person on the upper level of The TAUNY Center.


Past work by the Fiberistas previously on display at The TAUNY Center included “The Black Line” quilt and “The Elements of Nature” quilt (pictured here) in 2019; a sugarbush slice quilt in 2018; and a slice quilt of Canton’s Main Street a few years prior.

 


Suffragette Quilts

September 5-November 7


Four members of the Fiberistas recently completed a project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Each 18” x 24” panel representation uses the purple, white, and gold that were the colors of the American Suffragette movement. In these works, the Fiberistas have tried to interpret the struggles of the Suffragettes, while recognizing that the business and work of equality is unfinished and the flame must not be extinguished. See the four panels hung together on the upper level of The TAUNY Center through October 24th.


 In addition to having the Suffragette Quilt and Landscape Quilt on display at The TAUNY Center through October 24, we will also share a series of videos of the Fiberistas talking about their work on these new projects over the time the quilts are on display. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and/or YouTube to see the series. See the quilts in person on the upper level of The TAUNY Center.



Folkstore Artist Spotlight 

William Parmer

October 31 - November 28, 2020

  

TAUNY’s Fall Folkstore Artist Spotlight features paintings by artist William Parmer, a North Country resident since 1975. William grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and that background continues to influence the way he responds to local scenery. As a plein air painter, his work is made in all kinds of weather, year-round. William’s love of farm scenes - particularly barns - is evident in his work. When talking about barns, he likes to quote Wolf Kahn, who compared barns in America to temples in Greece and Rome. Another constant of Bill’s art is the woods and waters of the North Country, and how they affect human experience and life. Bill will be at TAUNY 1-3pm on opening day to speak with any people that are interested in chatting with his about plein air painting.



 


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