Friday, May 13, 2016

Exhibits: Radical Elements (by Studio Art Quilt Associates) and A View Within: The Collaboration of Two Fiber Artists

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  • NAME of exhibits:  Radical Elements (by Studio Art Quilt Associates) and A View Within: The Collaboration of Two Fiber Artists
  • DATE: May 28-August 27, 2016
  • LOCATION: Ruth Funk Center Galleries
  • ADDRESS of the location: Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901
  • PRICE: Free Admission
  • PHONE NUMBER for public use:  321-674-8313
  • Website: http://textiles.fit.edu
About Radical Elements:
Our physical world is created out of the chemical elements, from hydrogen to platinum to arsenic. For this exhibition, each of the selected artists created a new work influenced by an element from the periodic table. Inspirations came from anything relating to that element, whether it is a play on the name, its color or the products made from it. Both representational and abstract works were welcomed.

The artists were also asked to move quilting beyond the usual materials of fabric and thread, exploring the function and decorative properties of different surfaces and stitching materials. This exhibition was the first to embrace the newly expanded definition of an art quilt and is a signature exhibition for the international organization Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA).

Image: BJ Adams (USA), Cadmium. Photo courtesy of Studio Art Quilt Associates.

Exhibition sponsored in memory of Judy Roach.

About A View Within: The Collaboration of Two Fiber Artists:
Now in its sixth year, A View Within is the result of a collaborative project by contemporary artists Paula Chung and Karen Rips. The artists’ fascination with the human body, as revealed through advances in medical imagery, is the primary inspiration for this exhibition of tapestries. A View Within was originally driven by individual images as they became available. However, the success of this project has resulted in more body images being made available, allowing the artists to visually explore the body’s systems and functions in depth.

The Center is pleased to present 12 original works by Rips and Chung during summer 2016 in conjunction with the Studio Art Quilt Associates’ exhibition Radical Elements.

2. "Digital Explorations in Fiber and Mixed Media" - A Demonstration by featured artist Wen Redmond, Radical Elements
  • NAME of event:  "Digital Explorations in Fiber and Mixed Media" - A Demonstration by featured artist Wen Redmond, Radical Elements
  • DATE of event: Saturday, May 28
  • TIME of event: 10:30 a.m.
  • LOCATION of event: P133 (next to Evans Library, Florida Tech Campus)
  • ADDRESS of the location: Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901
  • PRICE of event: $10, $5 for Friends of Textiles members. {Preregistration required (textiles@fit.edu or 321-674-6129)}
  • PHONE NUMBER for public use:  321-674-8313
  • Website: http://textiles.fit.edu/upcoming-events.php#.VzTPuCGH3K0
About the Artist:
New England artist, Wen Redmond explores her medium, fiber, focusing on experimentation and expanding its presentation. Her unique artistic work merges digital processes, photography, collage, media mix and surface design.

Wen has created several signature Digital Fiber Techniques; Holographic Images creating 3-D effects, Textured Photographs using molding paste and a innovative Serendipity Collage method. Her latest work continues experimenting with digital photography, manipulating and printing images on medium substrates.

She has been published widely in books and magazines, featured on Quilting Arts Television and has two available DVD workshops with Interweave Publishing. Wen's book with CT Publishing, working title 'Digital Explorations in Fiber and Paper' is due to be published December 2016. Her work has been included in many juried exhibits and collections, including Marvin Fletcher’s, Quilt National collection.


3. Gallery Talk by featured artist Wen Redmond, Radical Elements
  • NAME of event:  Gallery Talk by featured artist Wen Redmond, Radical Elements
  • DATE of event: Saturday, May 28, 2016
  • TIME of event: 2:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION of event: Ruth Funk Center Galleries
  • ADDRESS of the location: Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901
  • PRICE of event: Free Admission
  • PHONE NUMBER for public use:  321-674-8313
·         Website: http://textiles.fit.edu/upcoming-events.php#.VzTPuCGH3K0

About the event:
Join artist Wen Redmond as she discusses the digital design techniques utilized in her quilt “Lighter than Air” (on view May 28 – August 27, 2016). This event is presented in conjunction with the opening of the upcoming exhibition Radical Elements by the international organization Studio Art Quilt Associates.

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