Finally our exhibition arrived to Siauliai, the town where I live now. It is taking place in the Siauliai University Art Gallery
We call our exhibition A Present, because it is devoted to 100 years anniversary of three Baltic states- Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and we are three participants: Estonian craftier Helga Koger, Latvian couple of ceramists Marite and Aleksandrs Djacenko, and me, art quilter from Lithuania. Here are our flags:
Those flags were forbidden in Soviet times.
We had a small catalog that was given away:
To compare to exhibition in Estonia and Latvia, I had quite few new pieces made. The center piece were two quilts from fabrics that came from Ghana. I made a diptych of Kente Cloth from Ghana:
I will tell the story of these quilts in a separate blog post coming soon.
As a symbol for this exhibition we used an image of my quilt Grater from Luksiai Village that I made from rust dyed fabrics and linen. I rust dyed many fabrics in Luksiai village last summer:
I made quite a few new small quilt, mostly inspired by my recent trip to New Zealand:
Helga is a craftier but her professionalism is expressed in that she makes all her items to be included in high quality craft books:
Latvian ceramists presented few new pieces as well and I think their works helped to fill the space and truly enhanced the exposition:
That’s how it looked like in general:
The opening was a success, I realized how many people cared and how many were interested in what we had to show. It was fun:
Exhibition will be on until September 5th and I hope many more people to be able to visit it. You all are welcome!