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Check out this new exhibit that combines the telephone game with textile art

Dawn Murtaugh explains the new telephone textile art exhibit

A group of textile artist banded together during lockdown to create a new exhibit inspired by the children’s game of telephone.

You remember the game: One person says something to one person, and that person repeats the phrase to the next, repeated several times until the phrase morphed into something different by the end.

Fifteen members of Studio Art Quilt Associates Indiana chapter decided to play their own version. Over a period of five months, three groups of five artists worked together. One artist would submit a photo, which was interpreted into a quilt by another, that artist took a photo of their quilt and then sent that to another, ultimately resulting in four interpretations of the original photo. The end result is 60 quilts, inspired by 15 photographs. None of the artists were shown the original photos before, or during the process.

“The collaborative experience of a single photo evolving through four interpretations brought an awareness of how we see life from our own perspective, are inspired by others, and share our vision of the world through our own creativity. The results were surprising, sometimes quizzical, but always insightfully creative,” according to an exhibit statement provided by SAQA-IN. Each piece has includes an artists statement to explain their thought process. As part of a new initiative at ARTSWIN, artist statements and entry tags are available in both English and Spanish.

You can view the exhibit April 19-April 30. A closing reception for the show is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30.

Studio Art Quilters Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the art quilt.

See something you would like to purchase? Email Andrea Adams at [email protected] for more information.

Various students

Explore the 2022 Young at Art exhibit in person and online now

Young at Art is one of the favorite exhibits of ARTSWIN staff, and for good reason. The exhibit features more than 200 entries from area K-8 students. These young artists create without inhibitions, embracing a bright color palette and no self-imposed restrictions on their creativity.

You can see Young at Art in person now until April 1 at Arts Council’s Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery located at 212 Main St. in Downtown Evansville. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. ARTSWIN invites the community to attend a reception for the exhibit 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, March 12 — weather permitting.

If you have any questions about any of the pieces, please contact Gallery Director Andrea Adams by email here, or by calling the gallery at 812-303-3178.

Toyota Indiana donates funds for new online ARTSWIN programs

Toyota Indiana partnered with four local arts organizations, including the Arts Council, to take programing and content virtual for anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Toyota Indiana calls it “Accessing the Arts Anywhere” — a partnership in which the Princeton, Indiana vehicle plant invested $100,000, giving each nonprofit $25,000 to support online program creation and execution.

The local organizations receiving funds:
Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana
Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra
Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe)

The Arts Council will release its slate of online content soon.

Published Dec. 1, 2020

Check out ARTSWIN’s new immersive virtual gallery

Check out ARTSWIN’s new immersive virtual gallery

View the video above for instructions on how to navigate the new virtual gallery.

We’re proud to introduce our first immersive virtual gallery available to view on Artsteps — click here to view the virtual exhibit.

The first virtual exhibit we’re hosting on Artsteps is the Spooky Show. The exhibit 57 Halloween-inspired pieces from 57 regional artists.

If you’re using your phone, Artsteps has a free Android and iPhone app that makes the experience easier to use and navigate. Use your mouse to click and drag to look around. You can interact with all 57 pieces in this show by clicking on it. You can also point and click to where you want to “walk” to in the gallery. View the video above for instructions on how to navigate the new virtual gallery.

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Posted Oct. 21, 2020