Quilt Museum Evolutions: Looking Back

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Name: Quilt Museum Evolutions: Looking Back
Date: May 17, 2022 - July 16, 2022
Event Description:
Evolutions 2022, a juried quilt challenge open to all quilters and fiber artists in celebration of one’s own personal journey in the quilting arts. The challenge: to have quilters look back at their very first quilt to where they are at this point in the evolution of their quilting. Evolution: defined as growth—a process of continuous change, from lower to higher or from simpler to more complex. Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum challenged the entrants to create their concept of an evolution quilt that represents their transition in the art of quilting. The entrants could interpret evolutions any way they chose—on a personal level, on a global level, or related to changes and growth of their favorite means of creative expression, the quilt. Ribbons for first, second, and third place will be announced at RMQM’s opening reception on Friday, April 22, 2022. The first place winner will have a solo exhibit at RMQM in 2023. What Did Ming Miss? The Kathy Suprenant Solo Exhibit: In 2006, scientists dredged up a small clam from the North Atlantic off the coast of Iceland. Using radiometric dating as well as counting the growth lines in the shell, they determined that the clam was 507 years old. The clam was nicknamed “Ming” because it was “born” circa 1499, during the Chinese Ming dynasty. Kathy, a retired science professor, wondered what Ming missed during those 507 years and Ming became her artistic muse. Initially, her intent was to address playful topics and translate her ideas in bright colors in her art style. Many of the quilts are colorful, whimsical and idiomatic. However, much of the artwork is serious, topical and wrapped in social commentary. We invite you to explore Kathy’s work and the artists in the Evolutions exhibit, entertaining and educational! For more information on the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, please visit: http://www.rmqm.org Some facts about the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum: --The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum was incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in 1982; RMQM opened in 1990 in downtown Golden, Colorado, with a gift of 101 quilts from the personal collection of Eugenia Mitchell, the Museum’s founder. --RMQM was the third quilt museum in the United States in 1990 and is now one of eleven dedicated quilt museums in the country. --RMQM has a global reach welcoming visitors from six continents, multiple countries and each of the United States. --Two galleries host eight exhibits per year—displaying over 250 quilts, historical and contemporary art quilts from the museum’s collection, as well as quilts by national and regional quilt artists. Exhibitions range from traditional to contemporary, each with a unique style and theme. Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/RockyMountainQuiltMuseum/ Instagram: #rockymountainquiltmuseum
Location:
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 200 Violet Street; Suite 140, Golden, CO 80401
Date/Time Information:
Event Dates: April 18 – July 16, 2022 Hours: The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is open daily: 10-4 Monday through Saturday. Sunday 11 – 4.
Contact Information:
Shirley Esher |Exhibits Manager Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum 200 Violet Street, Suite 150 Golden, CO 80401 303-215-9001
Fees/Admission:
Adults: $12, Seniors 65+: $10, Students & Military w/ID: $6, Children 6 – 12: $6, under 6: Free
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