There's going to be a new exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, called. Sponsored by C & T Publishing, Scrap ART will showcase historical quilts from both the Museum's and also private collections. It highlights the origins of "scrap" quilts and takes a look at their modern-day descdents.
Here's what the Museum has to say about the exhibit, "Just as quilters have long been inspired to make beautiful pieces from available scraps, the throwaways of daily life have inspired a new generation of ecologically-mindd artists to combine creative reuse with old-fashioned thrift in works using material as varied as books, jeans, zippers, plastic, buttons, and teabags. Scrap ART celebrates the reinterpretation of materials by artists both historical and contmporary in works that reflect the cultures and values of their makers."
The Opening Reception will be held Sunday, August 21, 2-4 and is free with Museum admission.
The exhibit will run August 16 - October 16, 2011
Promise by Wendy Osher