(Daisy Bates) The Mentor,  2015 Quilted swing coat

(Daisy Bates) The Mentor, 2015
Quilted swing coat

Honoring the Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement: Patricia A. Montgomery

September 5 - October 14, 2018

Porcella Gallery

Patricia A. Montgomery's swing coats illustrate African America women's contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.  Each coat represents one unsung heroine such as Ella Josephine Baker, who mentored young civil rights leaders, or Claudette Colvin, a teenager who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama nine months before Rosa Parks’ arrest.

The combination of African American quilting traditions, digital images, pastel drawings and thread work are designed into a wearable object, detailing the stories of the Civil Rights Movement heroines.


THE ART OF LABOR, SDA MEMBERS JURIED EXHIBITION 2018

JULY 22, 2018 - OCTOBER 14, 2018

TURNER AND GILLILAND GALLERIES

Members of the Surface Design Association are invited to submit work for the 2018 International Juried Members exhibition, The Art of Labor. The exhibition will be held in partnership with the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (SJMQT) at their location in San Jose, CA, July 22, 2018 – October 14, 2018. The exhibition includes awards. Entries may be submitted online January 8, 2018 – April 6, 2018.

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  Vantage Point, 2015  Hand-stitched cotton, found embroidery on panel

Vantage Point, 2015
Hand-stitched cotton, found embroidery on panel

VANTAGE POINT: MAGGY ROZYCKI HILTNER

JULY 22, 2018 - OCTOBER 14, 2018

HALLWAY GALLERY

Embroidery artist,  Maggy Rozycki Hiltner presents a multi-panel project by designing an idealized landscape with a big blue sky, green grass, and puffy white clouds.  Upon closer inspection the viewer finds the ways in which humans impact the natural landscape through pollution, coal mining, and industrial waste. Vantage Point is a fabricated world that simultaneously displays potential beauty, and the silent, destructive effects of waste and human consumption.

 


CUT IT OUT! EXPLORATIONS IN CONTEMPORARY PAPER CUTTING

JULY 22, 2018 - OCTOBER 14, 2018

FINLAYSON GALLERY

With reference to printmaking, sculpture and illustration, the subtractive art of paper cutting is going through its own Renaissance. As society moves into the digital age, paper, which was once part of our everyday lives, is fading out to more environmentally friendly alternatives. This exhibition pays homage to the art of paper cutting, an activity that has been celebrated since the 4th century.

 Donna Ruff  9.1.15,  2016  Newsprint Hand-Cut paper

Donna Ruff
9.1.15, 2016
Newsprint
Hand-Cut paper