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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!


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
March 4, 2016

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

Mary Alice Hart

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