Friday, March 25, 2011
"12 Voices" exhibition open now!
The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art will present the exhibition Twelve Voices on display in the Lower Level Galleries through June 5, 2011. An opening reception will be held Sunday, March 27 following a concert in the LRMA American Gallery beginning at 2 p.m.
This exhibition of art quilts, organized by Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc., presents 26 works by 12 outstanding artists who use quilting as their means of artistic expression. Juror Penny McMorris, in her selections, offers the viewer a magnificent array of works by artists who present a diverse range of imagery in their quilts. McMorris notes that the exhibition offers a “rare, in-depth look at twelve of the finest quilt artists working today. Some are known worldwide. Others are fresh faces displaying a strong and promising talent.”
SAQA is a non-profit organization with more than 2,000 members in 29 countries. Its mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, and documentation. Its artist members are leaders in the field, known for innovation and pushing the boundaries of the medium.
The exhibition is generously sponsored by Jefferson Medical and Robison Tire Co, Inc.
The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art is a private, non-profit organization operating for the benefit of the public. The Museum is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Seventh Street in historic downtown Laurel. The galleries are open from 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and I - 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information call 601-649-6374 or visit www.LRMA.org.
Kathy Weaver, Cyborg Female 6: Cunning Reversal, 2004