“Growth” Part Three

These are the final pieces that make up the “Growth” exhibit, currently on display in Dunedin, FL.  As you can see, the Florida members of SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) are very talented!

This piece by Susan Rienzo was front and center.

Growth: Part Three. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

Doris Hulse made this piece, which includes references to Alice in Wonderland and other fairy tales.

"Growth" Exhibit in Dunedin

Gabrile DiTota used little girls dresses as a resist on her work, below right.

The two pieces on the left were made by (top) Gail Cassaday, and (bottom) Leslie Cohen.  You can probably tell that the lower piece references a hurricane.  Something we’re all too familiar with here in Florida.

"Growth" Exhibit in Dunedin

Gayle Wolfe’s piece, “WAGACA” is shown below.  The title stands for “What goes around comes around.”

"Growth" Exhibit in Dunedin

The pieces below were made by (top) Kathryn Robinson, (bottom) Regina Dunn, (left) Linda Hoffmeister.

"Growth" Exhibit in Dunedin

And, finally, these two pieces were made by (L-R) Ellen Nepustil and Barbara Watler.

"Growth" Exhibit in Dunedin

Actually, looking at my catalog I see that I neglected to get photographs of three more pieces made by these artists: Karol Kusmaul, Maya Schonenberger, Patricia Turner.  My apologies, ladies.

I think you’ll enjoy this exhibit.  Especially since THREE other art quilt exhibits are also on display in this arts center!  Especially delightful is Karol Kusmaul’s “Shirt Tales” exhibit, consisting of 47 fabric portraits.  Karol uses primarily thrift store fabrics, which add a wonderful folksiness.  Here’s a sneak peek.

Artwork by Karol Kusmaul. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

As you can see, her pieces are hand stitched.

Artwork by Karol Kusmaul. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blo

I know the top one is her dad and I believe the bottom left one is, too.  They’re so narrative: personal, yet universal at the same time.

These exhibits will be up all summer, through August 18th.  Find full details here.

Ellen Lindner

2 Responses to “Growth” Part Three

  1. debby June 30, 2017 at 9:33 am #

    Wow, Ellen, I am always surprised at the wealth of artistic talent you have over there in Florida. Wish I lived closer and could come see in person, but glad that you share here!

  2. Ellen Lindner July 1, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

    Yes, Debby, I run with some talented ladies! Glad you enjoyed the posts.

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