Quilts that Celebrate Nature from RMQM’s Permanent Collection, plus Art Quilters with Altitude | Elevated Threads

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Name: Quilts that Celebrate Nature from RMQM’s Permanent Collection, plus Art Quilters with Altitude | Elevated Threads
Date: January 17, 2023 - April 15, 2023
Event Description:
Exhibit titles: Quilts that Celebrate Nature from RMQM’s Permanent Collection, plus Art Quilters with Altitude | Elevated Threads Location: Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 200 Violet Street; Suite 140, Golden, CO 80401 Exhibit Dates: January 16 – April 15, 2023 | Opening Reception: Friday January 20 from 6-8 pm at RMQM! Hours: The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is open daily: 10-4 Monday through Saturday. Sunday 11 – 4. Admission: Adults: $12, Seniors 65+: $10, Students & Military w/ID: $6, Children 6 – 12: $6, under 6: Free Description: Main Gallery: Quilts that Celebrate Nature from RMQM’s Permanent Collection Join us for Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum’s exhibition that celebrates nature. We have compiled a group of historic and contemporary quilts from our permanent collection all relating to the exhibit’s theme Nature, Flora, Fauna, Earth. Antique quilts were selected from the Sharee and Murray Newman collection, art quilts were chosen from the RMQM Rooted in Tradition collection. Others that fit the theme were chosen from the permanent collection, at large. These include the Freedom Quilt from Japan commemorating and honoring the victims and families affected by the tragedy of 9/11. Its message and beautiful floral artistry are breathtaking. We are pleased to include Rebirth, a contemporary art quilt by Scott Murkin of Asheboro, North Carolina. This quilt reminds us of the devastation of the Hayman Fire in 2002. In the Northeast Gallery: Art Quilters with Altitude | Elevated Threads Art Quilters with Altitude present a group exhibit entitled Elevated Threads as a way to ponder how their art helped them redirect their focus and elevated their sense of joy during the pandemic. They left the “blues” behind as they played with color in their studios. They embraced the “blue glow” and the available technology in order to still see each other, and took every opportunity to gaze at the rich, blue sky to remind them that some things still stay the same. It is the hope of the artists that their artwork will cause you, the viewer, to stop and reflect on how blue affected you in 2020 and how you embraced it. The art quilts chosen for this exhibit show off the unique and diverse talents of each artist. 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:
January 16 – April 15, 2023 Open daily: 10-4 Monday through Saturday. Sunday 11 – 4. Opening Reception: Friday January 20 from 6-8 pm at RMQM!
Contact Information:
Shirley Esher, Exhibits Manager 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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