DUNEDIN – Almost everyone remembers sleeping under a quilt made by their mother or grandmother, and many of these quilts were made from centuries-old traditional quilt patterns. Quiltmakers today take these designs as starting points for works often inspired by nature, personal or global events.
The Dunedin Fine Arts Center will present four unique exhibitions that showcase work made today with fabrics from around the world. The exhibitions will run from June 18 to August 15 at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. For more information call 727-298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org.
Participants will discover wall-to-wall quilts and textiles. The exhibits will cover the center this summer. Support for these exhibitions comes from Nancy and David Bilheimer; Syd and Irwin Entel; Rachael Wood and Jonathan Barnes; Cathy and Stan Simms; Mike and Amanda Bowman; Chip and Gail game; Dick and Sandy Kennedy; Pierre and Paula Vosotas; Carr, Riggs and Ingram LLC; Paul Mascazine and James Harper; Holiday Inn Express of Dunedin; State of Florida – Division of Cultural Affairs; and the city of Dunedin.
Here is a summary of the individual exhibitions from June 18 to August 15:
Cairo tent makers
The tent makers market is at the heart of Old Islamic Cairo. The work of tent makers is brightly colored appliqués and is historically done by men. The intricate patterns are often derived from mosque floors and Koranic calligraphy. The exhibit will include a demonstration and an appearance by the tent makers. The date has not yet been announced.
Sewing Academy for Social Justice
Founded in 2017, the Social Justice Sewing Academy is a youth education program that links artistic expression with activism to advocate for social justice. Through a series of hands-on workshops in schools, prisons and community centers across the country, SJSA empowers young people to use textile art as a vehicle for personal transformation and community cohesion and to become agents of change. social.
This exhibition will present personal projects and works on the theme of “green spaces” by an international collective of fiber arts by invitation of 12 people representing artistic and moving perspectives from around the world.
The return of Velvet Elvis
Now that everyone got their feet wet painting the intimidating surface of velvet in “Velvet Elvis 2020”, Velvet Elvis is back. While paintings from the 1950s were once considered the ultimate in pantyhose, the genre’s nostalgia and vintage chic have made them quite collectable.
Dunedin Fine Arts Center is open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more than four decades, the Dunedin Fine Arts Center has provided creative educational experiences in the visual arts. The center aims to stimulate both awareness and appreciation of the arts through exhibitions, lectures, studio classes, workshops and more. Between its amazing exhibits, exciting events, educational classes and Kid’s Corner, the Dunedin Fine Arts Center has something for all ages.
For more information call 727-298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org.