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News and Upcoming Events

Calendar update 4/14

My work will be in a show at River Gallery in Chattanooga the month of May.  The opening reception is Friday May 2, from 6:30 - 8:00pm.

Folk Art Center Demonstration Schedule for 2014

I will be demonstrating my painted quilt techniques each day in the entrance lobby from 10 - 4. Nature inspired originals, several new bird prints, and cards for sale.

Spring 2014
Thursday May 22nd - Sunday May 25th

Summer 2014
Monday July 14th - Wednesday July 16th

Fall 2014
Sunday October 19th - Tuesday October 21st



Painted Quilts

What inspires me as an artist, in particular an art quilt artist? First and foremost, it's the natural world.  My studio in the western North Carolina Mountains provides unending visual inspiration for my painted quilts. The way the light and shadows play in the trees and on the mountain outside my front door; observing the diverse species of birds that sing around my feeders, watching butterflies feed in my garden--these things bring me joy and creativity.

I am intrigued by found objects, things most people would simply throw away. I include them in my art quilts for a very unusual effect. See how old computer parts and cancelled stamps become art materials in my quilted wall hangings.

Sometimes things in life happen that interrupt my best laid plans, a friend's illness or a reminder of mother earth's fragility. The results are very personal art quilts, quilts that heal, that provide shields of protection.

© 2014 Bernie Rowell
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