This touring exhibition organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art & curated by Nancy Crow, showcases some of the best machine-piecing and quilting being done today. The quilts improvise around the Bull’s Eye pattern: a four quadrant design with a bull’s eye at the center of each quarter. Color and design become the focus of a dazzling array of quilts. The artists were challenged to create artworks that stretched the possibilities of the machine-pieced quilt and conveyed a sense of energy and excitement. Participating artists come from across the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and South Africa. The exhibition opened at the Muskegon Museum of Art in Michigan in August 2016.
• February 4-April 23, 2017 | Lancaster, OH
• April 1 | Special workshop with Donalee Kennedy
• April 2 | Curator’s talk with Nancy (2 pm)
Decorative Arts Center of Ohio
• May 13-October 22, 2017 | Brockton, MA
Fuller Craft Museum
• June 3-August 20, 2017 | Auburn, NY
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center
• September 23, 2017-January 21, 2018 | Kalamazoo, MI
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Special invitational exhibition of contemporary quilts curated by Nancy Crow. It includes 50 large, improvisational quilts by 43 artists from Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Scotland and the United States. The exhibition opened at the Museum Tuch+Technik in Germany in March 2016.
• March 9-12, 2017 | Sitges, Spain
A portion of Color Improvisations 2 will be on view at the
International Patchwork Festival
• April 9-August 13, 2017 | Heidelberg, Germany
The entire Color Improvisations 2 exhibition will be on view at the
Max Berk Textile Museum
• Dates to be announced | Konstanz, Germany
The entire Color Improvisations 2 exhibition will be on view in the Council Building which was the home of the Weavers’ Guild during the middle ages and where the Vatican Council was held from 1414-1418. The exhibition will be held as part of their 600-year anniversary.
• A limited number of catalogues for Circular Abstractions & Color Improvisations 2 will be available at the Crow Timber Frame Barn during both the Spring and Fall 2017 art retreats