Art Exhibit: A Lurid Spectacle: Quilts by Artist Julie Summersquash

Come view an exhibit of quilts made by designer and artist Julie Summersquash.
Meet the artist and listen to an artist talk about her creative process and inspiration.
Enjoy live music, poetry and more by the group Creating Moments, with special guest musician Kamala Burden on tablas.
Partake in refreshments and have a joyful time!
$10 Suggested Donation


About Julie Summersquash:
“I grew up (down South) surrounded by my parents’ artist friends in a family of seamstresses and quilters. I have been sewing since I can remember. Costume and textiles have always been a major focus. Especially the traditional dress of north and west Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.

When I went off to study at the Rhode Island School of Design, it was no surprise that I chose the textile department. I dropped out after a couple of years, it being the 60’s and all. Settling and spending most of my life since in Providence, with time out to travel and live in a woodland yurt for a while.
Working for decades for an Indian clothing importer as a textile and embroidery designer. This allowed me to spend time in that homeland of sensory overload.
When I first produced quilts in the ’70s, they used traditional calico prints. Gradually transitioning to more elaborate Victorian designs and chintz. After a lengthy hiatus, I began working exclusively with the African prints in the quilts on display, which were created between 2006 and 2015. Currently, using simple traditional geometric quilt pattern as a grid to fill with color and pattern. I don’t have a minimalist bone in my body, and my goal is to leave no surface left unembellished, an aesthetic that’s also apparent in my home and wardrobe.”

Gallery Opening Featuring Artist John Hampshire

Join us to view an exhibit of artwork by John Hampshire while listening to live jazz by the Julia Donnaruma Trio. Meet the artist, enjoy refreshments and share in this lovely evening with us.

$10 Entry Fee/Suggested Donation

John Hampshire is a Professor of Studio Art at SUNY Adirondack and has had numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally. He is the recipient of many honors and awards, including most recently a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creativity, a NYFA fellowship grant, and a Purchase Award from the Hyde Museum.

Synthesis: Drawings, Collage & Poetry

Join us for Synthesis, an event featuring a combination of drawings, collage, and poetry.

This event will include:
*Exhibit of drawings (including charcoal, pastel, pencil & ink) by Artist: Morgan Archer
*Exhibit of collage art (utilizing Recycled Material) by Artist: Ruxana Saifi
*Poetry performance by local poets who are writing pieces inspired by artwork in the exhibit
*Art materials provided for guests who feel inspired to create a collage or drawing
*An opportunity for guests to share poetry during a poetry open mic

Refreshments Provided
A $5 – $10 suggested donation

Art by Morgan Archer  

Art by Ruxana Saifi 

Looking forward to the creative connections that will be made during this event! Come and join the fun! ♥

 

Alternative Worlds featuring Robert Gullie

Join us at the closing event for Alternative Worlds, an exhibit featuring artwork by Robert Gullie. Visit www.robertgullie.com
Come view the art exhibit, meet the artist, listen to live poetry, create a collage if you feel inspired to, and take the opportunity to share some poetry of your own if you’d like.
Refreshments and art materials for inspired collage work will be provided.
Donations Appreciated
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Robert Gullie Bio:
Robert Gullie of Cohoes, NY creates in the mediums of mixed media collages, hand-tinted photography and in the photopolymer gravure printing process.
His work has been included in over eighty exhibitions including over twenty-five solo exhibitions. He is the recipient of numerous awards an NYFA Arts Residency Project Grant; the Gilliand-Weinheimer Oakroom Artist Award; 1st place in the photography category from Columbia County Council of the Arts and was named “Best Photographer” by Metroland Magazine (1997).
His work has also been included in the permanent collections of The Kinsey Institute, University at Albany Art Museum, Mohonk Mountain House, Frances Kinnear Museum, Albany Medical College and the historic Mission House in Stockbridge Massachusetts in addition to many private collections. He has been commissioned by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (2010-2013) to create images for such celebrated arts organizations as The New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and MOMIX Botanica. His work has also appeared on the covers of several regional periodicals and has been used as cover art for a number of CDs.

We hope to see you all there!