Join us for a gallery reception and “stitch-in” Friday evening at the Grossman Gallery to celebrate:

 

"Cottoning On," Chawne Kimber's exhibition of quilts

Friday June 28, 5­–8 p.m.

243 N. 3rd St. (inside the Williams Visual Arts Building) 

Lafayette's own Chawne Kimber uses improvisational variations of common patchwork quilt forms to engage viewers in necessary, contemporary conversations, from race-related social justice issues and the role of women, to her mother's Alzheimer’s. An award-winning textile artist, Kimber has been described as “a growing force in modern quilting” for the way she is pushing the art form in innovative and challenging directions. The quilts are also astonishing for her use of challenging techniques: for example, a recent quilt, Flying West: Chasing the Sun, is a tour de force of small piecing.

 

 

Part of Easton Out Loud, the reception is free and open to the public. Come enjoy the art, refreshments, and community—and, if you’re fiber-philic, join the “stitch-in” in preparation for an upcoming yarn-bombing of the Karl Stirner Arts Trail (materials provided, or bring your own if you'd like!).