December 3, 2010
Baltimore Woods Nature Center is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY 13108
Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed Sundays.
The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk.
Visit www.baltimorewoods.org for more information
Holly Knott : Paintings with a Fabric Palette
Contemporary Art Quilts on Exhibit
January 3rd — February 25th, 2011
Marcellus, NY: Contemporary art quilts by artist Holly Knott will be on display at the Weeks Art Gallery, Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, from January 3rd through February 25th, 2011. The gallery is open M-F 9am–4pm, and Saturdays 10m–4pm, closed Sundays. There is no charge for parking and admittance. The gallery is open to the public.
Knott’s solo exhibition at Baltimore Woods focuses on themes inspired by the natural world. “I’m inspired by rolling hills of farmland, tree-lined paths, the architecture of old homes from the 18th and 19th centuries as well as cityscapes, and gardens. My artwork creates a tangible trail of my explorations, and I enjoy recording what I see in fabric – a striking sunset, the expression of an inquisitive cow, the colors of autumn leaves against a rich blue sky, an old window with wavy glass and colored shutters, the pattern of the veins on a leaf…” states Knott.
Elaborating on the title of this exhibit, Knott says: “ I consider contemporary art quilting to be a method of “creating paintings with a fabric palette.” The wide variety of “painterly” fabrics available, such as the batiks and hand-dyes, helps provide me with a wonderful palette. You can create layers of color and add sparks of light just as you would in a painting.” Knott adds to this palette with a variety of techniques including applying textile and acrylic paint, hand-dying fabric, using colored threads for stitching, and even by printing her original photographs onto the art pieces.
With the innovative use of material, texture and color, Knott is in the company of quiltmakers who work to expand the definition of quiltmaking from craft to fine art. Her quilts have won numerous awards and appeared in several publications, as well as been exhibited and collected widely. She is a member of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), and lives with her husband and cats on a small farm in Marcellus.
Holly Knott: Sunrise Sunset
Holly Knott: Cold Stark Winter
contemporary art quilts–
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
4007 Bishop Hill Road, P.O. Box 133
Marcellus, NY 13108
315 673-1350 office 315 247-7904 cell
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