Time running out to catch Full-Spectrum exhibit
Full-Spectrum: Natural Fibers, Quilts & the Textile Arts is on display at the University's Art Museum (located in the Fine Arts Building on campus) until Saturday, Dec. 5. The showing - which has some of America's most stunning quilts and allows you to hear from the creators themselves - draws together three exhibits. See a full-circle view of Full-Spectrum.
“The Evolution of Natural Fibers” exhibit highlights the wonders of
cotton, linen, silk, and wool. It traces the development of natural
fibers from seed and fur to colorful dyed fabrics, rugs, tapestries,
garments and other textile arts. This celebration of natural fibers
will include free movies, classes, and demonstrations on fabric,
sheering, dyeing, weaving, spinning, and quilting. “The Evolution of
Natural Fibers” exhibit is curated by Jackie Hogan, assistant director
of the Binghamton University Art Museum, and supported by the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), who are
celebrating 2009 as the International Year of the Natural Fiber.
• “Vibrations: Color Resonance in Antique Quilts, 1860-1940.” This traveling exhibition of Amish and Mennonite quilts from Pennsylvania and Ohio makes its first stop after its debut at the New England Quilt Museum. All quilts exhibited are from the Pilgrim/Roy Collection. “Vibrations” is curated by Gerald E. Roy, a professional quilt appraiser, teacher, author, historian, and quilter.
• “Contemporary Quilt Show.” This exhibit features approximately 70 quilts created by some of the pioneers and leaders in the field, including Ricky Tims, Libby Lehman, Doreen Speckmann, Ruth McDowell, Caryl Bryer Fallert and Gerald Roy. This element of the “Full-Spectrum” exhibit is curated by Jack Braunstein, director of development of Binghamton University Art Museum, and former editor of Quilting Today and Traditional Quiltworks. (Pictured: Marilyn Belford's portrait quilt Miriam's Dance)
Bring your cell phone and enjoy a free audio tour, during which you'll hear the quilters discuss their work.
Regular hours for viewing the Full-Spectrum exhibit are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., and Thursdays, noon to 7 p.m. See more information about this exhibit.