An Exhibition in Siauliai, Lithuania

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:

Silver Fern

Toitois

Lava

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:

Gossip

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!

Comments

  1. http://idilija says

    wonderful

  2. http://Linda%20Sanders says

    Thank you for posting photos of the exhibition. It was fun to “walk about” and view all of the wonderful works created by your group.

  3. http://Louise says

    I’m so glad you shared these. It was wonderful “seeing” the exhibition. I liked your narrative, also. Always good to know the inspiration for works of art.

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