I am very happy to once again have some of my pieces displayed locally at the Carroll Arts Center. From January 9th to February 22nd the Arts Center has on display over 30 quilts by local artists (a few of whom I have had the pleasure of knowing for some time now). Some are more traditional quilting artists, while others work along the same vein that I do (check out Karen’s site for examples of her work). It is a true honor to be included in their number.
For the show I submitted 5 pieces (all portraits) and called my collection Artists and Authors. I am posting photos of each one here and including the text Terry wrote to go along with each piece (he was so creative in tying them all together — Love you, honey!) The following is his summary for the collection.
“These are familiar faces of American culture — all icons with whom we may carry on personal relationships. They are in our homes, in our words, our movies, our music and life. We know so much about them, we’re on a first name basis”.
His music, powerful and evocative, was born of an internal struggle to be good to those around him while still dancing around the fire that was his inspiration.
The American voice of his time, as important for the standards you read in grade school as he was for his acerbic wit and biting commentary. He amplified a style that was born among the pamphleteers of the New World and perfected by the likes of Mencken.
Created a genre; progenitor of swaths of our pop culture landscape. His legacy only tainted by a jealous contemporary who painted a picture of drunken pathos. A singular master of his art.