First, the Visions Art Museum in San Diego has two great looking art quilt exhibits. Running through May 19th is Playing With a Full Deck - an exhibit of 54 art quilts created by various American textile artists. Each quilt depicts one of the playing cards in a standard 52 card deck, plus the two jokers - what a great idea! This group of quilts toured in the 1990's and is now part of Warren and Nancy Brakensiek's collection.
|King of Hearts, Diane Herbort|
And running concurrently is Images of Time, the work of nine contemporary quilt artists depicting the passage of time. This exhibits ends May 9th.
|Creative Struggle, Robert Leathers|
Finally, the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne currently has an exhibit of Nancy Judd's Eco Trash Couture with 18 of her designs on display. Nancy uses "trash" (discarded items - not really garbage!) to create high fashion - and it really works! While the picture below might not be what you'd want to wear for a night on the town, many of her pieces actually look elegant. If you can't make it to Florida, you can still see her work on her website, Recycle Runway.
|Crime Scene, Nancy Judd|
Happy Creating! Deborah