Jan Myers-Newbury: A Touch of Kismet - Quilts, Color, Pattern, Chance exhibition talk
08 May 2015Jan Myers-Newbury will speak about her work on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 11 of the Human Sciences Building on East campus. The talk is free and the public is invited. A reception will follow in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery.
"You would think that, as many times as I have unwrapped a pole after dyeing, I would become ho-hum about the results. But it never fails: I can't wait to see how each piece turns out. I guess that's because I've realized I only have a certain amount of control and the rest is kismet."For more than thirty-five years, Jan Myers-Newbury has explored the interface between hand-dyeing and the pieced quilt. Her lyrical and sensuous quilt surfaces have set a high standard of color artistry in the studio quilt domain, of which she has been one of the acknowledged leaders. This exhibition brings together a collection of works that exploit the pole wrapping shibori technique that Myers-Newbury has helped to popularize among non-traditional quilt makers and surface designers.
Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design
College of Education and Human Sciences