Wednesday, May 16, 2012

SAQA Canadian Members Exhibition SYNTHESIS II Show Opens at John M. Parrott Gallery, Belleville Public Library, June 9th

The SAQA artists participating in the upcoming SYNTHESIS II  SAQA Canadian members exhibit extend an invitation to join them for the OPENING RECEPTION to be held on Saturday, June 9th from 2-4 pm at the John M. Parrott Gallery, Belleville Public Library in the third floor Gallery.

Synthesis II, a unified and yet dynamically diverse show, is a travelling exhibit that combines the work of 16 Canadian members of Studio Art Quilt Associates. SAQA is an international organization of artists, curators, gallery owners and collectors with over 2000 members.

The Exhibition includes twenty beautiful art quilts which have been juried for this travelling exhibit. The exhibit will be in place in the John M. Parrott Gallery from June 7th through July 12, 2012. SAQA members with work included in the exhibition include:

Sandbank by Penny Berens (seen above)
Sailpast by Pamela Allen
Pastiche by Robin Laws Field
Connections: bruised...battered...broken by Mardell Rampton
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back by Margaret Dunsmore
Tukilligt One by Robynne Cole
2011 - The Year the Arabian People Rebelled by B.J. Reid
Happy Days by Marie-France Gosselin
Red Soap Bubbles by Marie-France Gosselin
Vinyasa by Helena Sheffer
Trance One by Sharon Collins
Metamorphosis by Lynne Morin
Reaching Inside by Lynne Morin
Curtain Call by Elaine Quehl
Icy Grass on a Winter Day by Catherine Timm
Dandelion by Catherine Timm
Tuscany #5 by Heather Dubreuil
Newton's Law by Catharina Breedyk Law
Finding the Light by Catharina Breedyk Law
Ghost Dancers by Ann Bird

Please plan to be with us for the Exhibition Opening on June 9th if possible, and return often with friends during the Gallery Exhibition period. The John M. Parrott Gallery is located at 254 Pinnacle Street in downtown Belleville. Take the Exit for Hwy. 62 South off the 401, and proceed along Front Street due south , bearing left at the fork onto Pinnacle Street. The Public Library sits on the west side of Pinnacle Street with on-street parking available in the area. The Gallery is on the third level of the Library and is accessible by elevator. There are many lovely restaurants and several galleries to visit in downtown Belleville, so please plan to make a day of it.

The LAURENTIAN FOOTHILLS piece created by 20 members of SAQA's Central Canada group will be included in a separate exhibit entitled "20/20, Twenty Canadian Fibre Artists Imitating Canadian Art" and will be on display in the adjacent Gallery during the June 7-July 12th period, along with a sampling of the beautiful work of the twenty artists who participated in the Laurentian Foothills Project.

Two fibre related workshops will be offered during June and July and are detailed in an earlier post on the SAQA Central Blog.  The Instructors are Beth Abbott of Godfrey, ON sharing "Silk Fusion" and Elaine Quehl of Orleans, ON sharing her "Beginners Fabric Dyeing" course. Please contact Joan Rieve for registration details (see earlier post).

Contact the Belleville Public LibraryLibrary for more Gallery information/directions: