Nature abhors a vacuum, so when a group of 15 Connecticut art quilters learned that the magnificent atrium at the Connecticut Department of Transportation was experiencing a vacuum in its lineup of art shows, those quilters jumped right in.
Together we created Impromptu Fibers, a spur-of-the-moment display of some of our current work. We hung it on July 19, 2012.
And what an embarrassment of riches! Expansive as the Department of Transportation space was, we had brought with us more work than would fit on the walls.
|Here, for example, are two of the pieces I brought, Dog in Eel Grass and Lunch Among the Cabbages. There would only be room for one of them.|
|Here's Diane Wright http://dianewrightquilts.blogspot.com/ figuring things out with Judy Ross. That's Betty Warner on the left and Carol Vinick on the right.|
|Here's Barbara Adams scoping things out with Delois Barnes, who is the DOT employee who made it all happen. On the wall beside them, Roz Spann's Papa's Greens Harvest, my Lunch Among the Cabbages, and Diane Wright's Salon: After Matisse|
|Here's Carol Vinick hanging Yvette Howard's Hidden Wells|
|Here's Barbara Adams with EdJohnetta Miller http://www.edjohnetta.com/ and Karen Loprete http://www.karenloprete.com/ (back turned)|
|Swiss Chard by Deborah Bento with Summertime by Barbara Adams|
|Blood Iris by Kate Themel, Big Sky by Karen Loprete, and Within Reach by Rosalind Spann|
|Blood Iris by Kate Themel|
Impromptu Fibers will hang in the atrium lobby of the Connecticut Department of Transportation, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, Connecticut 06131-7546 until Friday, August 31, 2012. For a list of artists and their creations, and to view the exhibit, contact Department of Transportation employee Delois Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 594-3307.