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. wonderful

  2. Linda Sanders 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. 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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