Wednesday, September 28, 2022

View to host Quilts Unlimited Exhibition opening reception on Sept. 30

The annual Quilts Unlimited Exhibition will be unveiling the extravagant works of fiber arts, created by some of the most preeminent quilters in the country at View, the arts center in Old Forge, on Saturday, October 1. The exhibition will run through December 3.

The nearly 70 quilts on display demonstrate a wide variety of techniques and approaches to the medium—from the traditional to the contemporary. Each artist takes the idea of quilting in very unique directions with an extremely sophisticated level of commitment to design, personal creativity, and craft.  The end results are a mix of Art Quilts, Bed Quilts, Wall Art, and even quilts made from non-recyclable materials.

To celebrate this year’s exhibit, View invites the public to a free Opening Reception on Friday, September 30.  A special preview of the show will be from 4-5 p.m. for all View members and exhibiting artists. The exhibition will welcome the general public from 5-7 p.m.  Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available in the lobby.
On October 1, the Quilts Unlimited Lecture and Awards Luncheon will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature the exhibition’s Juror of Awards, Pat Harrison.  Harrison’s lecture, Coloring Your Quilts, explores how the color combinations of nature can be translated into quilts. The lecture is loaded with visuals of color concepts illustrated with computer designed virtual quilts, charts, and illusions.  The lecture will be followed by the official Awards Ceremony for Quilts Unlimited and lunch.
Continuing the celebration further, View is offering half-off admission to the galleries for the Opening Weekend, October 1-2.
View is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. View is closed on Sundays after Columbus Day. Gallery admission is free for View members and $10 for guests. For more information, visit ViewArts.org or call (315) 369-6411.
Photo at top: “House of the Rising Sun” by Sue Ellen Romanowski is one of the nearly 70 quilts that will be on display during this year’s Quilts Unlimited exhibition at View, the arts center in Old Forge. Photo provided by View.

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