SAQA IL/WI

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Kathy Weaver Robot Exhibits



Kathy Weaver  Sentience  Opening Reception: Friday, February 5, 6:00 - 9:00
February 5 - March 27, 2016,Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 
2320 Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Il 60622   
      In “Sentience,” five Chicago-based artists embrace mediums of construction, assemblage or collage in a range of vastly differing practices. Though David Criner, Marcos Raya, Tom Torluemke, Kathy Weaver and Stacia Yeapanis each work within their own unique artistic intentions, their works share a strangeness that results from the tension of commingling imagination with the stuff of everyday life.


                                                                                 Kathy Weaver Mimetic Concerns
   Throes of Progress II: Kathy Weaver, Jacqueline Moses and Dominic Sansone
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 11, 4:30 -7:30 p.m. 
February 2 - March 19, 2016
H.F. Johnson Gallery,Carthage College,
2001 Alford Park Drive,Kenosha, WI 53140
    In “Throes of Progress II” artists Jacqueline Moses, Kathy Weaver, and Dominic Sansone question the price of progress in an industrialized techno landscape. Is unchecked growth, in industry and the military, a path to intellectual and economic advancement? The serious subject matter delivers a surprise in dynamic color and gallows humor.
   Kathy Weaver at Cliff Dwellers, 
Opening Reception Wednesday, February 3, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
February 2 - April 4, 2016,200 S. Michigan,Chicago, IL 60604
  Organic airbrushed forms derived from nanotechnology and artificial intelligence will be on exhibit at the 106 year old Cliff Dwellers Club in Chicago. Perched on the 22nd floor overlooking Millennium Park, the club, at 200 S. Michigan, counted among their members Louis Sullivan, Roger Ebert, Daniel Burnham, Frank Lloyd Wright.Weaver’s work on exhibit will include large stitched fiber works on satin as well as painted, embroidered and burned works on paper. On March 8th, at a noontime event to honor International Women’s Day, Weaver will make a presentation of her work.
   Of Materials, Fiber and Book Arts: Melissa Jay Craig, Ted Preuss, Kathy Weaver and Invited Artists
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 19, 5-7 pm,March 19 - April 30,
Zia Gallery,548 Chestnut, Winnetka IL 60093 
Weaver- The Perpetual Practice of the Two Legged Beast-detail
   Want to see how wildly divergent artists make use of their materials? At "Of Materials, Fiber, and Book Arts," one artist creates paper , another photographs onto fragile leaves, while a third juxtaposes a creepy scientist with a snarling bear. And that doesn't even include the visiting artist's work! Should be a fun show.
   Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare, 
Opening Reception: Friday,March 4, 5-8 pm,March 4 – March 30
Dan Addington Gallery,704 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60654
For more info:
Kathy Weaver, kathy@kweaverarts.com, 847.858.4758, kweaverarts.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Images from Cedarburg, WI

Kathy Sweeney and I had a nice visit strolling the Insects to Elephants show at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Textiles in Cedarburg earlier in January. Here's a few works from this diverse and interesting exhibit.
Judy Coates Perez
Susan Carlson

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Mary Alice Hart at Flower Power Reception

Flower Power- A Fiber Art Journey
Quilts by Mary Alice Hart continues though March 4, 2016 at the
Monroe Art Center, Frehner Gallery 1315 11th Street Monroe,WI
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Mary Alice Hart at Flower Power reception
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Flower Power: A Fiber Art Journey- Mary Alice Hart Exhibit at Monroe Arts Center

SAQA ILWI Member Mary Alice Hart has an exhibit- Stop by and check it out!



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MONROE ARTS CENTER FREHNER GALLERY 

Flower Power: A Fiber Art Journey
by Mary Alice Hart


Flower Power: A Fiber Art Journey
by Mary Alice Hart

Mary Alice Hart was surrounded with quilts from an early age. Her maternal grandmother, most of her aunts, and mother all quilted - mostly out of necessity. But it also provided a creative outlet as well as time to relax from the demands of household and farm chores, as all were farm wives in southern Illinois.  Her initiation to the art form was threading needles during their quilting bees.

In the quilt world Hart's work would be classified as machine applique. It is based on photos that she manipulates in the computer to create a master pattern and pattern templates. Most of the pieces are cut with seam allowances that are turned under and the pieces are assembled like a jigsaw puzzle. When the piece meets her approval the sewing/quilting begins. "Mother Nature is the artist in her work" she says. "She created the form and chose the colors. I am the interpreter. I honor her by trying to be as true as possible to the original photo."

Monroe Arts Center exhibits have been made possible by MAC Corporate Underwriter: Colony Brands, Inc., and Season Media Underwriters Monroe Publishing, LLC and Big Radio, with additional support from Michael & Shelley Muranyi, Paul & Sue Barrett, Kevin & Chris Callahan, and  Lee & Chris Knuteson. 

January 22, 2016
through
March 4, 2016

Opening Reception
Friday, January 22
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Artist Gallery Talk:
5:30 pm
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Frehner Gallery
1315 11th Street
Monroe, Wisconsin

Mary Alice Hart



Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Colleen Ansbaugh's work accpeted to NASA show

SAQA ILWI member Colleen Ansbaugh, from Manitowoc, WI just announced that her work,  Quarter Moon, was just accepted to the NASA exhibit Fly me to the Moon
Quarter Moon by Colleen Ansbaugh

Friday, January 8, 2016

RSVP for Meeing this Sunday Jan 10th in Cedarburg, WI



Short notice Gathering:  Sunday,January 10,2016  Meet at 12pm -? From Insects to Elephants Exhibit at WI Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, Cedarburg, WI  See the exhibit with an option to stay for a snack locally and visit afterward This exhibit is getting rave reviews, last chance to see it. Small admission fee if you are not a member. http://wiquiltmuseum.com/      
 RSVP: Pat Kroth  krothp@juno.com by Jan 8,2016

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy New Year 2016- January Gathering in Cedarburg


Happy New year to all. Thanks to everyone who participated in SAQA ILWI  in 2015: volunteering, hosting, packing, attending a meeting, sharing a brag, a laugh or a smile. We appreciate all that you do. We have some interesting things planned for 2016 and hope to hear from you as well for your wishes for our SAQA ILWI region. If you have ideas, please contact your co-reps.Pat Kroth: krothp@juno.com or Cynthia Wenslow: cynthia@cynthiawenslow.com


Short notice Gathering:  Sunday,January 10,2016  Meet at 12pm -? From Insects to Elephants Exhibit at WI Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, Cedarburg, WI  See the exhibit with an option to stay for a snack locally and visit afterward This exhibit is getting rave reviews, last chance to see it. Small admission fee if you are not a member. http://wiquiltmuseum.com/      RSVP: Pat Kroth  krothp@juno.com by Jan 8,2016

Tisha Sandberg  had an exhibit of her work was at the Iowa County Courthouse Annex in Dodgeville,WI during the month of December : art quilts, paper cut collages and other works on paper.  

 Karmic Threads  24” x 30”   Tisha Sandberg