Narrative Threads Exhibit to be Held at Page-Walker Center in Cary
Sharon Elizabeth Wood
Beginning June 29 and ending August 27, 2012, the Page-Walker Arts and History Center at 119 Ambassador Loop in Cary will feature a unique art quilt exhibit titled Narrative Threads. Sponsored by the Professional Art Quilters Alliance-South (PAQA-S) and Sharon Elizabeth Wood, the quilts are mixed media creations, combining the art quilting expertise of Alliance members with words from NC writers.
The idea behind the exhibit evolved from an inspiration shared by Sharon Elizabeth Wood, a creative writing coach and consultant, Jana Lankford, President of PAQA-S, and Antoinette Brown, an Association member. Mrs. Brown recruited member-quilters who were then matched with writers recruited by Mrs. Wood to establish at least 15 collaborative pairs. Each quilt being exhibited represents an artistic expression unique to the pair who created it.
To launch the show, the public is invited to an Artist Reception on the evening of June 29 at Page-Walker from 6-9 pm. Refreshments will be served, and collaborating writers and quilters will be present to meet the public and discuss the quilts.
The quilts will be available for sale at the end of the exhibit.
For information on the collaborative process or related quilting or writing classes, please contact the organizers. For information on PAQA-S, please visit their website at artquiltersouth.org.
Photographs of a sampling of entries are available upon request.