Piecing Together a Changing Planet

Don’t miss the last stop on the tour of an amazing art-quilt exhibit: The National Parks Fiber Arts Exhibit “Piecing Together a Changing Planet.” It will be on display at the Sequim Civic Center, located at 152 West Cedar Street in Sequim, Washington, May 19 – June 30, 2017. The display has been touring the country since December 2014. This is the only stop in the Pacific Northwest for the national exhibit.

The juried show of 26 art quilts was created by artists in Florida as a way to highlight a few of the many ways that America’s 401 National Parks are being impacted by climate change, water pollution, air pollution and other human-caused phenomena.

Wildfire – detail by Deon Lewis

Far from utilitarian quilts traditionally used as bedcovering, art quilts focus on layering, “thread painting,” and graphic design, as well as stitching and piecing.

Maya Schonenberger, the exhibit curator said, “the artists’ goal is to help open people’s eyes to the beauty of nature that surrounds them and share their concern for its loss.”
The exhibit is sponsored by the Sequim City Arts Commission in partnership with the Olympic National Park.

The Sequim Civic Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To learn more about the exhibit, visit http://www.nationalparkartexhibit.com.