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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. . .
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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.
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Featuring the art of Janet Gaglione
Showing 01/12/2019 thru 3/2019
Vibrant colors, striking geometric shapes and soft warm fabrics combine in these original art quilts. Janet Gaglione’s background is in the theatre. She studied costume and lighting design then worked as Stage Manager and Lighting Supervisor for The Joffrey Ballet. Traveling with this and other theatre companies gave her the opportunity to hone her photography skills – chasing sunsets and vintage carousels in cities around the world. Janet continues to work on costumes for National Broadway Tours, movie projects and the local dance studio. Her eye for light and color has translated to her quilt creations.
Janet’s quilts are both traditional and original in design, constructed of up to 2000 pieces and as many as 100 different hand-picked fabrics. In addition to quilts and quilted wall art, she has brought her fabrics and skills to outdoor art projects in Frederick MD and WCAA: including a quilted deer, birdhouse, 6’tall fiberglass key and a 5′ pink ribbon that is not on display at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She creates art that presents quilts in unexpected places. Some people think quilts are only “something that grandma used to make”. Janet enjoys creating art that challenges that notion.