[ D.J. HARVEY AGENCY ]
Featuring the art quilts of visiting artist Andrea Jasmine Schwenk
Showing 12/20/2018 thru 3/2019
Andrea also known as Jasmine was born in 1966 in the west of Germany. She grew up next to a sewing machine and knitting needles and loved to play with her mother’s colorful buttons.
Studying social work and theatre play for children, she became a leader of a “play bus” for a social counseling center. After a serious accident at work, she was forced to walk on crutches for 2 years. During this time she saw a quilt somewhere in a magazine and decided to learn how to do it
She started doing quilts in a traditional way. Soon she realized that she didn’t want to limit herself to squares, traditional designs, and absolutely perfectly sewn works. She started to sew her first free-cut blocks without any rulers…and it was like a door opened. Soon she went on to dye many of her fabrics, and employ the use of felts and different kinds of fabrics.
My idea is to tell stories, about what I am going through. . . what makes me laugh and what makes me cry. . . about my passion, my still being alive. . .
[ BODHI TREE ]
Featuring the art of Linda Krause
Showing 01/12/2019 thru 3/2019
My art features bright and unexpected combinations of color and disparate influences including my love of nature to various cultural manifestations. Many of my quilts reflect my time spent in Australia and embody thematic influences of Australian Aboriginal art as well as the natural surroundings. I work in a non-traditional way and although I basically plan my imagery, much of the time I let the designs dictate what happens and I never know what I will end up with.
Prior to my current work I worked as a graphic artist in the NYC area, and went on to become a scientific and technical illustrator at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Alberta, Canada. After that I completed a graduate program in anthropology at Hunter College in NYC and studied the rock art of the Pahranagat Paiutes in south-central Nevada. Eventually I found my way to the Honesdale area, where all the disparate pieces of my life have come together in my artwork.