Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sarah Scott spoke at LRMA this afternoon

Look! We have proof! Scott, a member of Studio Art Quilts Associates, spoke about the art of quilting in conjunction with our exhibition, 12 Voices, which was organized by SAQA.

As a side note, some of you may have noticed that there are only *eleven* artists in the 12 Voices exhibition. It's true, art majors can't count.

Kidding! No, actually, one of the artists pulled out as the show was about to go on the road, which was a decision between SAQA and the artist, not a decision made by LRMA. We're sorry if you come to see the show and are disappointed that you only get to see the eleven artists - but the eleven we have ARE fantastic. Come see for yourself.

Monday, April 11, 2011

April Art Talk: Sarah Scott

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art will present ArtTalk on Thursday, April 21 at noon in the Museum’s Stairwell Gallery. Gulf Coast quilt artist Sarah Scott will be the featured speaker.

Sarah Scott of Pass Christian, Mississippi, has worked with fiber and fabric since she was three years old when she first crocheted. She made her own prom dresses and eventually wedding gowns for her daughters. In 1999, she retired from her job at the Naval Research Laboratory and took up quilting as an art. She studied with many well-known quilters at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina. Scott says “my art quilts seem to take on lives of their own sometime after fabric selection and before binding.” Scott is a member of Studio Art Quilt Associates.

Art Talk, sponsored by West Quality Food Services, Inc., is free and open to the public. Guests are invited to bring a sack lunch. Desserts and beverages will be provided.