Sunday, November 14, 2010

Needle and Brush

Needle and Brush is the newest exhibit at local Madison CT restaurant Friends and Co. It combines my art quilts with the artwork of Branford artist Maureen Squires. She is a formally trained painting major with an affinity for the alphabet. Calligraphy and the gestural line have become her primary subject matter, sometimes with text and sometimes without.

The work will be up until January 4th. I'm very happy with the exhibit. I always enjoy mounting artwork in exhibition and this time was also interesting in that I had no idea which of my pieces would work with hers until the morning that we met at the restaurant with the pieces that she had chosen and the mountain of work I brought with me.

One of the owners of the restaurant, Dick Evarts has for years featured the artwork of local artists. My own art quilt group Sisters in Cloth has been fortunate to display our work there in the past. He is a wonderful advocate for "local". He collects a 20% commission on sales that is entirely donated to the local charities of the buyers' choice. Another of those win-win situations.


  1. Looks like a wonderful exhibit -- what a terrific pairing of artists! Wishing you much success!


  2. Looking forward to seeing this one in person:) Congratulations on so many fronts!