Art + Quilt + Critique = Artique has been selected for the Creative Capitol Exhibition. This exhibition of fiber art was created by the Artique Critique Group of Northern Colorado. The exhibit will be active from February 5 through May 5, 2014.
This group of artists meets monthly to offer each other critique of their artistic explorations and to share inspirations, theories, concepts and techniques. Each year, the artists challenge themselves to create a piece based on a theme and then display these art quilts in exhibitions around the community. This year’s theme is “It’s Not Just Black and White,” for which they each blindly selected a colorway and integrated it with a unique design using only black and white fabric.
The practice of making art quilts differs in many ways to traditional quilt-making. Art quilting comes in the form of the fiber medium and combines traditional techniques with innovative methods to make objects of art rather than traditional functional blankets. Bringing together unique compositions, designs, textures, shapes, lines, color with embellishments, art quilters draw upon contemporary art themes, ideas and imagery.
The exhibition features art quilts by:
Ruth Ann Thompson