I wish I could have been there February 3rd when the museum was buzzing. It was opening night for three new exhibits which will run through April 22 and the announcement of the naming of their large gallery space as the Del Thomas Gallery. Del is an avid collector of art quilts who established the Thomas Contemporary Quilt Collection in 1985. One of the three exhibits which just opened at Visions Art Museum features 40 twelve-inch square quilts from the TCQC. A return engagement for TCQC is scheduled for the summer of 2013 as New Quilts from the Thomas Contemporary Quilt Collection and will feature works acquired since a summer 2007 exhibit at the Museum.
The traveling SAQA exhibit Art Meets Science also opened and features Nature’s Fractal, a work by Franki Kohler and Blue Boobs are Best, a work by Sara Kelly. This exhibit explores the unexpected intersections of two seemingly different disciplines, Art and Science. The works focus upon inspiration from scientific theories or phenomena expressed in new or unexpected ways, from the harmonies of randomness to the dynamics produced by scientific imagery.
Also showing are quilts from the Canyon Quilters Guild challenge Magical Mystery Tour: Homage to the Beatles. Read more about Visions by clicking on the link above. I think there is something here for everyone.
But wait, there’s more: Our own Kay Laboda hung the Art Meets Science exhibit last week. It is truly a small world.